Peak 7 Adventures, a Pacific Northwest-based outdoor adventure nonprofit for underprivileged youth, was recently awarded an $83,000 grant from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust to purchase two shuttle buses and new equipment for its branch based in Central Oregon.
Peak 7 uses whitewater rafting, rock climbing and mountain ascent trips to challenge young adults spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally to reach a greater potential, according to a news release.
Peak 7 served more than 2,800 youth in 2012, up from 137 in 2006. Nearly 800 were from Oregon. It expects to serve more than 3,500 young adults this year.
To fulfill its portion of the Murdock grant requirement, Peak 7 is pursuing various potential sources of support, including additional grants, fundraising events and individual donations.
Contact: Ryan Rodin, 509-467-5550, firstname.lastname@example.org.
— From staff reports