Groups get $5K grant boost

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Two Port Hedland not-for-profit organisations received much-needed grants from Pilbara Ports Authority last week.

As part of its Community Support Initiative, the PPA has granted $5000 each to the Port Hedland Volunteer Marine Rescue and Port Hedland St John Ambulance.

Port Hedland St John Ambulance station manager Phil Stanaitis welcomed the funding and said it would be used to improve response capability.

“It is great recognition for our volunteers and the time and effort they put into our organisation,” he said.

Port Hedland Volunteer Marine Rescue commander Zac Slaughter also welcomed the funding and said it would go towards maintaining rescue vessels

“The grant will be a huge help to go towards helping the Volunteer Marine Rescue maintain a safe marine environment for the recreational boaters in the Pilbara,” he said.

The grant recipients were chosen by PPA staff under the Staff Community Grant within the Community Support Initiative which provides financial and in-kind support to locally based not-for-profit organisations across the Pilbara.

The PPA encourages the community to apply for sponsorship via their website, pilbaraports.com.au/home/community/sponsorship.

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