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Vermillion School District receives grant award from Dakota Hospital Foundation

The Vermillion School District was recently awarded a $7,000 grant from Dakota Hospital Foundation (DHF). The grant application submitted through the fit Kid and fit4 Schools program in Vermillion requested funding to help support healthy hydration habits amongst Vermillion’s elementary aged students through installation of water bottle filling stations at Jolley and Austin schools.
“We strive to teach our young students the importance of healthy habits, like drinking enough water. The filling station fountains will provide an independent and efficient way our students can use their water bottles every day. Thank you, Dakota Hospital Foundation,” said Kim Johnson, principal, Austin Elementary.
“This is just another fine example of the Dakota Hospital Foundation helping us educate children. The Foundation is passionate about the healthy habits of children and adults. The students and staff will simply love the new bottle filling water stations,” said Sue Galvin, principal, Jolley School.
“Dakota Hospital Foundation is happy to support healthy choices for the youth in the community, and this project is a great way to do that,” said Linda Kogel, board president, DHF.
Dakota Hospital Foundation held an open grant period from Oct 1 – 31, 2017. Five community grants were awarded for a total of $13,000. The next open grant period for DHF will be April 1 – 30, 2018. Learn more at

About Dakota Hospital Foundation
Since its beginning in 1930, Dakota Hospital Foundation has fulfilled a mission dedicated to community health and wellness. The health care 'pioneers' who established Dakota Hospital Foundation (DHF) also nurtured a tradition of community health service represented by today's Foundation members.

Pictured: Damon  Alvey, VSD superintendent, Amy Richardson, AT/ fit Kid Coordinator, Dain Richardson, 4th grade, Taylor Reuvers, 2nd grade, Kade Reuvers, 5th grade, Linda Kogel, president, DHF and Nicolette Koch, 4th grade teacher

Posted Date: February 2018