At least two area schools have benefited from the Rockies Express Pipeline in addition to tax revenue generated by the natural gas pipeline.
The East Muskingum Local School District and Barnesville Elementary School each received $5,000 technology grants from the Kinder Morgan Foundation.
The REX pipeline is owned and operated by Kinder Morgan.
“I am grateful to the Kinder Morgan Foundation for selecting Barnesville Elementary School to receive this grant which will be used toward classroom computers,” said Barnesville Elementary Principal Angela Hannahs. “Their generous donation will help to enhance the learning experience for students through the use of technology!”
“We are happy to partner with Barnesville Elementary and Barnesville schools to make sure young people have every opportunity to excel,” said Allen Fore, director of community relations for Kinder Morgan.
Barnesville Elementary School was the first Ohio recipient of a technology grant from Kinder Morgan with East Muskingum schools receiving a similar grant.
Schools are eligible for grants due to their proximity to the Rockies Express Pipeline.
The Kinder Morgan Foundation supports school and nonprofit youth programs that focus on education, arts and the environment. Each year, grants support thousands of youth in large and small communities across North America.
In 2010, the Kinder Morgan Foundation donated more than $1 million to youth programs.
According to its Website, the Kinder Morgan Foundation’s goal is to help today’s science, math and music students become the engineers, educators and musicians who will support our diverse communities for many years to come.
To accomplish this goal, the foundation funds programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in the many cities and towns across North America where Kinder Morgan operates.
Visit the Website www.kindermorgan.com/community/ to learn more about the Kinder Morgan Foundation and the technology grants.