Grainger Foundation awards $5,000 grant to Friends for Animals Sanctuary


Nick Perkins, manager of Grainger Industrial Supply in West Melbourne, presents a check for $5,000 to Katherine Johnson, FFAS president and founder of Brevard County's first sanctuary for domestic animals. Photo courtesy of Friends for Animals Sanctuary

The construction of the horse paddocks on the Friends for Animals Sanctuary (FFAS) campus is a step closer thanks to a $5,000 grant from The Grainger Foundation. The donation was recommended by Nicholas Perkins, branch manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.'s West Melbourne location. Grainger has been on the Space Coast for more than 28 years and is the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products.

"We are very thankful to The Grainger Foundation for their support," said Katherine Johnson, president  and founder of FFAS. "I was overwhelmed when Nick handed me the check. Their generous donation will go towards the materials needed for the paddock fencing." 

Johnson said where and when to place the horse paddocks will be finalized after the current site survey effort has been completed.

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Ill., was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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