Good Neighbors published June 26, 2020

Submissions about charities, benefits and nonprofit fundraisers for the weekly Good Neighbors calendar published Fridays should be emailed to by noon Tuesday.

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PRINSBURG — Prinsco manufactures agricultural drainage products at a local plant in Prinsburg, along with six additional locations across the United States. The company pledged to donate $10 for every truckload of pipe that left a Prinsco yard from April 18 through May 15 as part of their “One Prinsco. One Community” initiative. Each location was asked to identify key relief organizations near them to receive the funds, which have been distributed this month.

The Prinsburg site chose the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf and the Prinsburg Volunteer Fire Department. They also purchased and distributed gift cards from local restaurants for all 450 of their employees across the country. In conjunction, they organized a live-streaming concert on YouTube and invited all employees, customers and community members to tune in for an evening of thanks and relaxation.

“One Prinsco. One Community” is a component of an even broader effort by parent organization Duininck Companies to support hunger relief needs caused by COVID-19 on an international level. Duininck Companies will be making financial gifts to these Christian-based humanitarian organizations: Feed my Starving Children, International Care Ministries and Mission India.

Charity golf events

Charity golf events in the area will be listed here, including event details, golf course, start time, type of golf, cost and number to call to register.

Lloyd Hovey/AAHFS: The Atwater Area Help for Seniors program annual four-person scramble in memory of Lloyd Hovey will be July 18 at Island Pine Golf Course in Atwater. Cost is $60 per person and includes green fees, cart, gift bag and box lunch. Due to COVID-19 regulations, no gathering will be allowed before or after the tournament. Therefore to avoid gathering during registration, tee times will be used for each group with the first wave of tee times starting at 9 a.m. and 10-minute intervals from then on. Carts are one rider per cart unless you ride to the course together or are from the same household. Six-foot social distancing is advised at all times. Depending on the number of teams, a morning wave of tee times and an afternoon wave of tee times may be needed in order to have enough carts for everyone. These guidelines may change by the tournament date. Register by July 15 to guarantee a golf cart. To register call 320-974-8600. To avoid contact with registration, it is advised to please pay your team entry fee in advance. Please make checks payable to: AAHFS and mail or drop off checks to: Island Pine Golf Club, 1601 Wyoming Ave., Atwater, MN 56209.


Charity walk/ride/bike

Charity events such as walkathons, funs, motorcycle rides and bicycle rides in the area will be listed here, including event details, where it will be held, how to register and fundraising events associated with it.

LSP Prairie Pothole Bike Tour: Aug. 29, 9 a.m., starting at Monson Lake State Park, Sunburg, 45 miles. Join the Land Stewardship Project’s Robin Moore and Terry VanDerPol for a curated tour complete with local parks, a large native prairie preserve, and insights into how land management affects the region. The tour also can be joined at Swift Falls around 10:30 a.m., Terrace Mill around noon, at the Ordway Prairie at 1 p.m. (on or off your bike) and will finish back at Monson Lake State Park around 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The suggested sponsorship amount is $1 or more per mile. Registration available on Land Stewardship Project website and for more information or to register by phone, call Robin Moore at 320-269-2105 or email .

Relay for Life

WILLMAR — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Relay For Life of Kandiyohi County will be participating in a statewide “Stronger Together” alternative campaign with others from across Minnesota in fundraising and activities from June 8 through Aug. 1. On Aug. 1 participants will “gather” for an online celebration at to honor survivors, recognize sponsors and participants, and the other ceremonies typically held at Relay events. Kandiyohi County is still hoping to have an event on Sept. 19 at the Kandi Mall in Willmar, but in a more ‘non-traditional’ sense.

Habitat for Humanity

WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore is accepting donations of building materials, large appliances, furniture and more. All donations must be approved by staff before acceptance. Donations can be brought to 2424 First Street South in Willmar between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 320-235-9000 or see online at .


Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is accepting applications from Minnesota Veterans who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The department will be awarding one-time financial relief grants in the amount of $1,000.

Eligible applicants must be: a veteran as defined by Minnesota Statute 197.447, or the surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a deceased veteran, a Minnesota resident, and have been negatively financially impacted by COVID-19. Funding is available for both Disaster Relief Grants and Special Needs Grants.

Both grant applications may be submitted through your County Veterans Service Officer. The Disaster Relief Grant may also be submitted directly online by a veteran or surviving spouse. For more information or to apply, visit . To contact your local County Veterans Service Officer, visit .

Rice Health Foundation and Redwood Hospital Foundation have established a COVID-19 Emergency Fund to receive monetary donations for Carris Health locations. Gifts to this fund will be used to purchase COVID-19 supplies and medical equipment, provide meals for staff who remain on campus to provide care and meet other high priority needs identified to support the direct care of COVID-19 patients and others in our community.


Monetary gifts can be given online to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund (Carris Health — Rice Memorial Hospital or Carris Health — Redwood Hospital) or mail checks designated for COVID-19 to Rice Health Foundation, 301 Becker Ave. S.W., Willmar, MN 56201 or Redwood Hospital Foundation, 100 Fallwood Rd., Redwood Falls, MN 56283.

Individual county emergency operations centers are coordinating all non-monetary donations for CentraCare and Carris Health facilities. Do not deliver donations to our local hospitals or care facilities. To donate supplies in Kandiyohi County, call 320-214-6780 and in Redwood County call 507-637-4035.

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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