Grants available: The Iredell County Community Foundation is accepting applications through noon Aug. 5 for its 2016 grant program. Applicant should be eligible Iredell County organizations including 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions.
Priority will be given to requests for projects and programs that address literacy for children. Additional information and guidance is available online. To begin the application process, grant seekers should go to https://fftcgrants.communityforce.com and search for Iredell County Community Foundation to access the online application.
Contact Candice Abinanti with questions about the application process at 704-973-4559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CAFFE: The CMS Camp for Forensic Excellence will be held Aug. 8-11 on the North Mecklenburg High School campus. Returning members as well as new recruits are encouraged to attend. Details: http://nmhsdebatespeech.wix.com/nmhsdebateandspeech#!caffe/qqerq.
Mobile recreation: The goal town’s new Mobile Recreation Unit is to bring recreation to residents. There is no need to register for the program, just show up at the park on designated days to join a game of basketball, volleyball, or kickball and play games, or visit community events where you will find the unit.
Some upcoming programs include Meadow Lark Glen Apartments on July 26; Magla Park, Aug. 2 and 16; Meadow Lark Glen Apartments, Aug. 9; and 5:30-7 p.m. through Aug. 18 at Selma Burke Community Center on Wednesdays and Lee Street Park on Thursdays.
Details, schedule: http://www.ci.mooresville.nc.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=776.
Critical housing repair loans: The town has awarded $150,000 during three years to Our Towns Habitat for Humanity to perform critical housing repairs for eligible residents.
Our Towns Habitat is soliciting applications for residents in need of critical health or safety repairs. To qualify, residents must live in and own the home for which they are seeking repairs, must meet minimum and maximum income requirements, and must be willing and able to repay an interest-free loan on repair costs. Applicants must not be in danger of foreclosure and meet certain credit requirements.
Repayment for repairs can extend for up to seven years, with average payments of $60 a month. Monthly payments may be more or less than the average depending on repairs performed.
For information, visit ourtownshabitat.org (critical repair information is under the homeownership section). Residents may also call Vicki Smith at 704-896-8957, ext. 125. Spanish-speaking staff are available at the Our Towns Habitat office, 20310 N. Main St., Cornelius, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Burlington store: Burlington Stores, a leading national off-price retailer, is hosting a community job fair 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 19-21 at 8520 University Executive Park Drive, Charlotte 28262. There are about 75 positions available, including full time and part time positions such as supervisors, cashiers, customer service associates, receiving associates and front-end associates for the store opening in September at 8325 Ikea Blvd. Prior to attending the job fair, candidates are asked to complete the online application and bring a copy of their resume.