Railroad Gives Grants To Several Oklahoma Nonprofits

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 12:18 pm
By: News On 6

The Union Pacific Foundation gave a total of $65,000 in 11 grants to Oklahoma nonprofit organizations this year.

The railroad foundation says some of that grant money went to organizations in Claremore, McAlester and Tulsa.

"These important organizations play a vital role in their respective communities," said Robert W. Turner, Union Pacific senior vice president of Corporate Relations and Union Pacific Foundation president. "Union Pacific is proud to support these groups as they work to enhance the quality of life for communities where many of our employees live and work."

In Claremore, the foundation awarded funding to Claremore Main Street and Rogers County Youth Services. The McAlester Regional Health Center Foundation was awarded a grant and in Tulsa, the Oklahoma Caring Foundation and Tulsa Historical Society were given grants.

Union Pacific Foundation assists nonprofits in states served by its railroad. Union Pacific has 1,173 miles across Oklahoma.