Livingston County Received
$5,000 Grant to Assist with Flood Recovery.
C-T, October 18,
By Angie Talken
On Tuesday, the Livingston County Commission was given a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of
Northwest Missouri to help with expenses related to the historic May flooding and the ongoing flooding in the
county. Ed Douglas, presiding commissioner, said the funds were donated to the foundation by an
anonymous donor from Illinois who wanted to offer help to those affected by flooding. Livingston County was
one of four to receive the funds which will be used for gravel needs across the county due to flooding.
Mary Hinde, president and CEO of Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri is pictured with Livingston County Commissioners Dave Mapel, Ed Douglas and Alvin Thompson.
The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri encourages philanthropy, offers scholarships to area students,
and focuses strongly on regional vitality and encourages those who are able to donate funds to the
region in which they have worked or done business. Douglas, a former Community Foundation of Northwest
Missouri board member, said the group recently got a $1 million grant from the USDA to encourage