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SINTF donates $52,000 to local youth organizations


Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force.

The Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force (SINTF) announced Tuesday that they have donated over $52,000 to various local organizations through a special account that has a percentage of funds that are seized during traffic stops, search warrants and other incidents involving controlled substances.

This fund is dedicated to the donating of money for positive intervention programs for high-risk elementary and secondary school students. Funds are to be used for drug abuse prevention programs, and to discourage youth gang involvement.

SINTF sent out letters and emails to local organizations with instructions on how to apply, and received several applications.

The organizations that are being awarded funds are: Girls Incorporated of the Northern Sacramento Valley, Hill Country Health and Wellness Center-Intermountain Teen Center, Kids’ Turn Shasta-Cascade, Partners for a Drug Free Community-Shasta County Chemical People, Redding Elks Drug Awareness Program, Shasta Thrive Youth Program-Manter House, Shasta Family YMCA- Y Club Youth Development Program, Youth Violence Prevention Council of Shasta County-Shasta Youth Leadership Camp and Youth Violence Prevention Council of Shasta County-Youth Peer Court.

The total amount granted for all organizations was $52,200.

A recognition ceremony will be held on September 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Shasta County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers. All members of the community are invited to celebrate these organizations and the programs that will be funded.

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