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Gallup Boys & Girls Club receives grant from Taco Bell

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The Boys & Girls Club of Gallup recently had the opportunity to continue with their mission to support local youth. Taco Bell awarded the club with a check in the amount of $3,000.

James Rich, franchise owner of High Desert, LLC Taco Bell, presented Marisa Hutchinson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Gallup the grant on Sept. 24, at the Boys & Girls Club facility located on Princeton Avenue.

“Taco Bell was gracious enough to award us this grant opportunity to support us as a program for our local youth,” Hutchinson said.

The funding that was presented to Hutchinson and her team will be utilized to sustain the youth at the club. The funding is directed towards the teen program to outreach with the Gallup McKinley County Schools system. There will be activities initiated to assist the teens with their studies, homework, video game competitions, and movie nights.

The Boys & Girls Club of Gallup is not federally supported like similar programs and entities. Their funding relies on reimbursements and grant submissions written by Hutchinson.

These awards allow the club to continue operating and bring life to the Boys & Girls Club.

Duane Haven

Sun Correspondent