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JRC grateful for grant that’s for the birds

Thanks from the Juneau Raptor Center to the Great Blue Heron Fund at the Juneau Community Foundation

The Juneau Raptor Center (JRC) recently was awarded a grant from the Great Blue Heron Fund at the Juneau Community Foundation. We are honored to be the recipient of this grant. As many of you know, the Great Blue Heron Fund is one of many funds established through the Juneau Community Foundation by generous donors who want to make a difference in Alaska.

These monies will be used to purchase frozen quail to feed our education birds. These include two red-tailed hawks, one gyrfalcon and one barn owl. The quail also feeds many other birds that come to JRC for rehabilitation and eventual release. This grant will be a huge assist in caring for all these birds.

We are very grateful for the grant and honored the work done by all our dedicated volunteers is recognized in this fashion.

Janet Capito

Juneau Raptor Center

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A big thank you to Bartlett Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation department

Thank you to the staff and patients of Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department for their donation of baby food. This much-needed donation is critical for providing healthy food to young family members, who are most in need of nutritious food. We should always remember that “healthy choices fight heart disease.” Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department’s special, specific donation reminds us that the health of our children is the first step towards a long and healthy life, and their generosity is overwhelming. This donation will make a difference in the lives of babies and their families in need. Thank you Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department!

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