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$250,000 matching grant for storm shelter at Boy Scout camp

The GFH & SAH Foundation is making a matching gift of $250,000 towards the construction of a storm shelter at the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council's premier Scout Camp – Camp Cedars, near Fremont, Nebraska. Dr. George F. Haddix is an independent investor and has been on the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council's board of directors since 1998. Haddix is on the council's investment and endowment committee and received the Heritage Award in 2000.

The Boy Scouts are asking for the community's help to raise the money. When the Scouts reach $250,000 the foundation will match it. The cost of the multipurpose storm shelter is $750,000. To date, the Scouts have raised $455,404. This storm shelter is part of the council's Camp Development Plan  that was modified to include FEMA safe storm shelters at camp following the tornado that struck Little Sioux Scout Ranch in 2008. Donations can be made online at www.mac-bsa.org/donate or by calling 402.431.9272. Checks can be sent to: Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council, 12401 West Maple Road, Omaha, NE 68164, C/O Cedars Storm Shelter. Download the Camp Cedars Trading Post Flier 

Click here to read about how Scouting families and community are rallying to raise funds to match the grant.

New Trading Post / Storm Shelter designed by Schemmer Architects Engineers-Planners for Camp Cedars

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