Pamela Mastrota, president & CEO of Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, holds big check with officials from Suffolk Federal Credit Union. (Photo: Suffolk Federal)

Girls Scouts get $10K business recovery grant

The Girl Scouts of Suffolk County have received a $10,000 from the Small Business Recovery Grant program administered through Suffolk Federal Credit Union.

The Suffolk Girl Scouts council, made up of more than 30,000 girls and 7,000 adult volunteers, was one of several Long Island recipients of the grants given to nonprofit organizations via the Home Loan Bank of New York, according to a Suffolk Federal statement.

The grant money can be used for personnel costs, payment on new or existing debt as well working capital for items including rent, inventory, utilities, and legal and financial services. The grant can also go towards updated safety equipment procedures and protocols in order to comply with public health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 including socially-distanced and remote work environments.

“We are very grateful for this grant from our friends at Suffolk Federal,” Pamela Mastrota, president and CEO for Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, said in the statement. “Their generous support during this unprecedented time of COVID-19 will help us to continue to serve our girls in new and innovative ways as we all adjust to the new normal together.”

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