$16,200 donated to Apache Junction’s Paws and Claws Care Center, police department

Dogs such as Angel in this file photo are available for adoption at the Paws & Claws Care Center. (AJPD)

There have been two recent large donations to the Friends of Apache Junction — $8,600 to the Paws and Claws Care Center and $7,600 to the Apache Junction Police Department — the local City Council was told recently.

At an April meeting, the Apache Junction City Council was given a run-down of recent donations by Fox Young of the city’s revenue development division.

“Really nice donations. We’ve gotten many others, but those were two of the larger donations we’ve received in the past couple months,” Mr. Young said to the council April 16.

“The end-of-the-year campaign for the Apache Junction Police Department was a pretty good success and they raised over $10,000 for their needed audio-visual equipment.”

The Friends of Apache Junction is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that raises money for city departments and local nonprofits, according to friendsofapachejunction.wordpress.com.

More than $34,000 has been donated to the Friends of Apache Junction nonprofit since Jan. 1. In the same time frame, the nonprofit has given $14,000 in support of city programs and departments, Mr. Young said.

Friends of Apache Junction board meetings are held at 4:20 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month in the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road.

Editor Richard Dyer can be reached at rdyer@newszap.com

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