Google Awards More Than $100K In Community Grants To Mayes County Projects

Tuesday, December 15th 2020, 3:28 pm
By: News On 6

MAYES COUNTY, Oklahoma -

Google is sending more than $100,000 in grant money to local groups in Mayes County.

“During this difficult year, it was important for Google to support efforts in our community that would make a big difference,” said Enoch Moeller, site operations manager at Google’s Oklahoma data center. “These local organizations and schools will implement innovative ideas that will grow our workforce, educate our students and provide essential needs to those in our community who may be struggling.”

Northeast Technology Center will receive nearly $55,000 for its virtual welding training project.

“Google’s commitment to workforce development is evident through their grant program,” Roger Crutchfield, Northeast Technology Center’s superintendent, said. “We want to ensure a great talent pipeline to industry leaders like Google. This welding training will combine virtual tools to facilitate the hands-on learning process and provide necessary skills for our students to positively impact the Mayes County economy.”

Pryor Ministries Center receives $28,000 to continue to provide access to food, clothing, and other essential needs.

“Our outdated client management software was in need of a reboot, and we were running out of space with our lack of a sufficient pantry,” said Cathy Webster, secretary and treasurer for Pryor Ministries Center Inc. “The updates and additions to our facility will allow our team to provide more efficient services to those we serve daily.”

A grant of just over $12,000 goes to Impact Center of Oklahoma to help fight food insecurity.

“The donation from Google and their dedication to our mission and community will allow our organization to continue helping those in need through our Feed the Need program,” said Janice Bell, Impact Center of Oklahoma, Inc.’s president. “The meals we are able to serve are more than just nutritional; they are also a sign of hope and healing.”

Finally, Locust Grove Public Schools will use $5,000 to improve the district's computer science courses.

“We thank Google for supporting young dreamers,” said Nancy Neff, principal at Locust Grove High School. “Our mission is to provide our students with the necessary tools and skills through our unique computer science programs, so they can be problem solvers.”

To learn more about Google’s community grant program, CLICK HERE