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Greene County 100 Club receives $10K grant

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The Motorola Solutions Foundation has awarded the Greene County 100 Club a $10,000 grant to aid the grieving families of police officers and firefighters.

The Greene County 100 Club, a nonprofit organization, will use the funds to provide financial support to the families of Greene County police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Since its inception in 2006, the nonprofit has raised more than $120,000.

Annette Riley, secretary for the 100 Club and office administrator for the Springfield Police Department, said the club is pushing to raise its resources to $500,000 through grants and fundraising programs.

"We would like to have that much money in the bank in case anything major should happen," she said.

The 100 Club provides $5,000 to the families of men and women killed on duty, which includes public safety workers in all of Greene County, Riley said.

The Motorola Foundation provided more than $2.6 million in grants to support public safety in 2010, according to a news release.

“We have a long history of supporting the public safety community and its extended families,” Matthew Blakely, director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation, said in the release. “We are pleased to be able to offer these grants to worthy community organizations such as the Greene County 100 Club.”

The Motorola Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola Solutions.[[In-content Ad]]

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