Bedford City Council approves non-profit donation requests

Mens warming shelter new location

BEDFORD – The Bedford City Council City approved three requests from non-profit organizations. Those organizations included the White River Humane Society, Men’s Warming Shelter, and IU Health Foundation.

  • White River Humane Society will receive $34,000 for the 2022 budget year. This will be the first increase in funding for the organization since 2017.
  • Men’s Warming Shelter will receive $25,000, this request may be funded or partially funded off of this years’ budget, if funds are available. If there are no funds available it will be completely funded off the 2022 budget. The Men’s Warming Shelter is requesting a variance from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to operate at their new location during this year’s winter season. The shelter is only open from November-March during the colder months. The new location will require renovations to be able to operate 24 hours, seven days a week and meet safety guidelines.
  • The IU Foundation Trauma Informed Care was approved for a one time donation of $20,000 from the City of Bedford. The city may approve future requests at a later time, but the city was hesitant to commit to a three year contribution. The ¬†initial request was for $50,000 a year for the next three years.

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