PINE RIVER -- A meeting to establish a Pine River depot restoration organization will be 7 p.m. Monday in the Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Chapel area in Pine River.
The first goal of the new organization will be to secure funding for the restoration of the Pine River depot and coordinate the project. The organization's long-term goal is to establish a community foundation, which can act as a catalyst and funding source for future community projects in the greater Pine River area.
An association with Central Minnesota Community Foundation and the Brainerd Lakes Area Foundation has been established, which will allow the new organization to qualify for non-profit 501(c)3 status.
The status will provide tax advantages for donations to the depot restoration project and qualify the organization to receive grants from private and government programs.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Pat or Alan Johnson, or Alison Amy in Pine River.
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