The City of Perris recognized 13 non-profit and civic groups who received donations from a developer to continue their various activities that preserve Perris history and assist the young, poor, military veterans, mentally and physically challenged, and residents battling addictions.
Members of the Perris City Council posed with recipients of the gifts from the Optimus Building Corporation during their June 13 public meeting.
Optimus presented checks totaling $204,000 to the various agencies. The developer is building two logistics centers, encompassing 1.4-million square feet, north of Ramona Expressway just east of I-215.
Perris City Councilwoman Rita Rogers and Optimus partner Gary Hamro announced the recipients, who received checks from $4,000 to $50,000. Optimus in May presented checks totaling $100,000 to Perris churches and ministries.
Rogers called the two “gifting” presentations among her best memories in 18 years of service on the City Council.
“This is a very exciting day for me,” Rogers said. “I’m so blessed to be an instrument to help all these non-profits. It’s wonderful to be able to enable them to do the work they do.”
The recipients included:
- The Perris Patriots Youth Sports Association: $50,000
- The Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association: $25,000
- The Dora Nelson Museum of African-American Art and History: $25,000
- P-Town Boxing Academy: $25,000
- TICUP: $15,000
- The Perris Valley Chamber of Commerce: $10,000
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 888: $10,000
- American Legion Post 595: $10,000
- Operation Secret Smile: $10,000
- The Boys & Girls Club of Perris: $10,000
- The Perris Youth Advisory Committee: $5,000
- Well One Health Inc: $5,000
- Oasis Treatment Center: $4,000