By Danielle Sturgis | October 10 2010 06:45
Pure Country 4-H Club received a grant from the NRA Foundation

From Washington State:

4-H Club Receives Grant from Friends of NRA

Pure Country 4-H Club (Clallam County, WA) recently received a $6171.00 grant from The NRA Foundation for the advancement of shooting sports in Washington State. Pure Country will use the funds to address some shortfalls in the club’s rifle project. The bulk of the money will purchase a trailer for the transportation of equipment and new backstop curtains that will allow target heights to be adjusted for different shooting positions. The remainder of the grant will allow the club to buy spotting scopes and stands, shooting mats, pellets, and targets.

“The goal of Pure Country’s rifle project is to teach youth safe and proper handling of firearms along with shooting skills while building responsibility, self discipline, and self esteem.” said Hugh Iredale, one of the project’s leaders. “Because of The NRA Foundation and Fair View Bible Church, which provides our meeting place, we can offer area youth a quality shooting program without any additional expense above their normal 4-H membership.”

The club received the grant check from Mr. Jim McEntire, president of North West Peninsula Friends of NRA. Friends of NRA is a grassroots fundraising program organized by local volunteers. Since the program's inception in 1992, Friends of NRA has funded thousands of projects that include youth education efforts, firearm training, and conservation projects. McEntire was pleased to forward Pure Country’s grant application after learning funds would be used to enhance a youth education program.

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