ADELANTO, Calif. (June 28, 2017) – In its ongoing effort to support Adelanto families, HDO Enterprises awarded $45,000 in grants to the Victor Valley College Foundation, Swapping Mamas and American Legion Post 229 in Adelanto as part of the company’s $100,000 Adelanto Community Grant Program.
“When it comes to supporting the community, HDO Enterprises is the leader of the pack in Adelanto, and they have stepped up like no other local company to help others in need in our city,” said Adelanto Mayor Richard Kerr.
During a presentation at Wednesday evening’s Adelanto City Council, representatives from HDO Enterprises presented Victor Valley College Foundation officials with a check for $20,000 to fund 40 student scholarships at the college. HDO also presented a check for $19,500 to Swapping Mamas, the largest single donation ever received by the Adelanto non-profit that serves struggling families. HDO awarded another $5,500 to the American Legion Post 229 in Adelanto to fund programs benefiting veterans and to help pay for badly-needed repairs to the leaky roof at the Post 229’s meeting facility.
“HDO Enterprises strongly believes in giving back to the community to improve lives,” said Naseem Farooqi of HDO. “We are excited to be supporting three organizations whose vital work directly benefits and provides opportunities for Adelanto students, veterans and families in need.”
Catherine Abbott, executive director of the Victor Valley College Foundation, thanked HDO for the grant award, saying “HDO Enterprise’s contribution to support student learning at Victor Valley College is an investment in the future of our local youth. Their generous donation will help provide local students with tuition, textbooks and educational materials they need to be successful in their educational journey.”
The HDO Enterprises grant supporting local college students comes just a few weeks after Adelanto High School reported a whopping 99.5% graduation rate for 2017, underscoring the value and priority that the local community places on education.
Lisa Anderson, one of the founders of Swapping Mamas, called the $19,500 HDO grant the largest single contribution ever received by the organization since it was created in 2011. The grant will fully fund the group’s new Project Teen program, which will provide backpacks stuffed with school supplies, haircuts and food to local students and families.
“We’re absolutely thrilled and thankful to HDO Enterprises for stepping up to help Adelanto families. This grant will make a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of Adelanto students by giving them the tools they need to succeed in the classroom while boosting their self-esteem and confidence,” Anderson said.
Bobby Brown, commander of the American Legion Post 229 in Adelanto, also offered his thanks to HDO for the grant.
“HDO Enterprises is the best, and their strong commitment and support will help our Post fulfill its mission to serve and aid veterans and military families in Adelanto,” Brown said.
HDO Enterprises announced its $100,000 Adelanto Community Grant Program during the Feb. 2 groundbreaking celebration of the company’s new 630,000-square-foot HDO Industrial Park in Adelanto. The project is one of the largest cannabis campuses being built in the nation.
Set to open in the coming weeks, HDO Industrial Park will create up to 550 permanent jobs – at least half of which will be for Adelanto residents – while generating more than $3.1 million in annual tax revenues for the city.
The grants are the first to be presented from HDO’s grant program. Dozens of applications were submitted by local groups before the March 31 deadline. Further awards to other organizations will be announced in the future.