Sioux City, IA: Crittenton Center received a $50,000 grant from Missouri River Historical Development (MRHD) to provide exterior updates at their Emergency Shelter and Youth Development Center.
“We are so grateful to MRHD, this grant has allowed us to make necessary changes to make our outdoor space a safer environment for the children, staff and visitors,” said Leslie Heying, executive director of Crittenton Center. “Now the kids have a smooth surface to ride their bikes, play catch and four-square.”
Missouri River Historical Development (MRHD) is a non-profit agency dedicated to promoting Sioux City and Woodbury County through community grants. MRHD has also distributed almost $21 million to Woodbury County non-profits and governmental bodies through annual grants, holiday gifts and special projects distributions. Crittenton Center’s Emergency Shelter and Youth Development Center serves around 300 children annually and averages 18 kids a month, becoming a home when they need it the most.