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Pennock Lions Club Receives Mid-Minnesota Community Enhancement Grant


Contact: Eric Day, Mid-Minnesota Development Commission

Phone: (320) 235-8504

Email: [email protected]

Pennock Lions Club Receives Mid-Minnesota Community Enhancement Grant

Club Uses Funds to Purchase AED for Pennock Community Center

March 2023:  Recently, the Pennock Lions Club was awarded a Mid-Minnesota Community Enhancement Grant from Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC). The club received $1,080 and leveraged locally raised Lions Club funds to purchase an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) for the City of Pennock’s Community Center.

“Being in a rural area, if someone suffers a heart attack or another medical situation, it can take some time for an ambulance to reach us”, said Pennock Lions Club Secretary Lisa Grindberg. “Having an AED in our community could potentially save someone’s life while they wait for the ambulance. The Lions Club is very thankful we were able to make this project happen for the Community.”

“MMDC is thrilled to provide the Lions Club and the Pennock Community with his modest, grant”, said MMDC Executive Director Eric Day. We hope they never need the AED unit but we’re certainly happy to know it’s there and that they’re now better prepared for a cardiac emergency.”

Initiated in 2021, the Mid-Minnesota Community Enhancement Grant provides a funding opportunity for 501(c)3 nonprofits, school districts, and local units of government within the MMDC Region (Counties of Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville). Organizations may apply for enhancement grants of up to $3,000 which can be used to:

  • Provide health, safety, or wellness-focused training for community members or specific professional or volunteer groups;
  • Purchase supplies and/or equipment needed for improved emergency response;
  • Purchase items to enhance law enforcement organization’s ability to develop positive relationships with youth, people of color, and other groups;
  • Add public amenities that will promote physical and/or mental well-being or increase opportunities for positive community interaction (e.g., recreation equipment, walking path amenities);
  • Support workforce training opportunities for youth and other populations.

To date, 16 Mid-Minnesota Community Enhancement Grants have been awarded by the organization’s Board of Commissioners. To learn more about Mid-Minnesota Development Commission, visit

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