The Town Council approved grants totaling $21,000 at its May 3 meeting for more than a dozen local, nonprofit organizations that benefit the community in many ways.
The Council provides up to $25,000 annually to local, civic nonprofit organizations. The maximum per nonprofit is $5,000.
The two-member Council Grant Committee met in April to evaluate the applications for the 2021-22 budget year. The committee instructed the Town Clerk to reach out to Holly Grove Elementary School and the Holly Springs High School Robotics club regarding the Kids Duty request made at the April 5 Council meeting.
The allocations were as follows:
- Holly Springs Community Band $2,000
- Holly Springs Food Cupboard $2,500
- Holly Springs High School Band $2,000
- Holly Springs High School PTSA $1,500
- LaunchHOLLYSPRINGS $1,000
- South Wake Conservationists $2,000
- Western Wake Crisis Ministry $5,000
- For Girls Like Quaneisha $500
- Holly Springs Civitan $500
- YMCA Camp High Hopes $2,500
- Hawktimus Prime (HSHS Robotics Club) $1,000
- Holly Grove Elementary School Kids Duty $250
- HSHS Boys to Men Mentorship Program $1,000
Rex Hospital Report
At the May 3 Council meeting, UNC Rex Holly Springs Hospital presented updated statistics to the Council. Since opening last November, the hospital staff has performed more than 828 surgeries, delivered more than 199 babies, and seen a single day high of 88 patients in the emergency department. UNC Rex has 375 staff members in Holly Springs.
Building Safety Month
Mayor Sean Mayefskie proclaimed May as Building Safety Month in Holly Springs. The Town employs multiple code officials and inspectors, issues thousands of permits, and works year round to ensure that safety is a top priority.
Recognition of Young Athletes
The Council also recognized the 12U Girls and 16U Boys All-Star Basketball teams for winning the Statewide Athletics Committee (SWAC) state championship. They competed against all-star teams from across North Carolina. The teams are affiliated with parks and recreation departments.