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Genesis Development in Boone Cleans Up Their Community

Volunteers from Genesis get set to begin their afternoon clean up and get instructions from the Chamber's Alyssa Knudson
A group of volunteers from Genesis Development took part in the Boone County Chamber of Commerce's annual initiative to clean up downtown Boone. The group went through a 12 block area to pick up trash, kill weeds, sweep sidewalks and generally clean the downtown area. The group worked for two hours to show the community of Boone that Genesis Development gives back.


Jane Heun Honored for Service as Board of Directors President
Heun receives plaque from new president Jerry Roberts
New Board President, Jerry Roberts, presents a plaque to Jane Heun for her service as Board President during the last year.

Genesis Development Receives Grant from Benton County Community Foundation

Joe Blink of Belle Plaine accepts grant award from Rosemary Schwartz of the Benton County Community Foundation

Van Horne, IA, July 26, 2016.  Genesis Development of Belle Plaine has received a $2,900 grant from the Benton County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, for the purchase of first aid kits, emergency preparedness kits and weather radios. Twenty-eight organizations were awarded grants by the Foundation totaling $106,700. With these funds, communities and agencies build resources and supports for Benton County through arts, education, development, ADA services and many other means. Through these grant projects, Benton County meets the needs of the people that live in its many communities.

Joe Blink accepted the award on behalf of Genesis Development of Belle Plaine for the grant proposal titled “The Power of Safety in an Uncertain World.” “We are going to be using this money to help pay for some emergency kits for medical use or staying alive during emergency situations. And also for some weather radios. And some training for how to use these things so that we are not all entirely lost in an emergency. We don’t want to be wondering what to do because you know that would happen. Thank you.” stated Blink in his acceptance of the grant.

Plans are already underway to begin purchasing the necessary safety and emergency preparedness equipment. Training for Genesis Development staff and members will follow shortly after.