GRIP dining room to receive upgrades thanks to community donations

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The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program’s (GRIP) request for donations to fund upgrades to its dining room was answered in a big way by the local community.

GRIP, which provides shelter, meals and services to help community members in need transition to self-sufficiency, recently posted about the need to replace its aging, plastic folding tables in its dining room with new, “real” tables. 

Since that post, “the community has come forward to deliver, not just tables, but chairs, warmers, and literally, the kitchen sink,” according to GRIP.

The Rotay Club provided the initial $2,000 in funding, then Sims Metal stepped up to close the gap with a $10,000 donation. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints then chipped in to upgrade the dining room’s chairs, as well.

“The new tables and chairs will be brought in over the next several weeks,” GRIP reported.

For more information on GRIP and its services, visit its website here.