Substance abuse prevention system gives 40 percent tax credit to donors

Donors who donate $500 or more to the Community Connections substance abuse prevention system are eligible for a 40 percent tax credit. (Source: Beatriz Reyna/KNOP-TV).

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. A department of economic development grant from the State of Nebraska is helping curb substance abuse throughout the community.

Community Connections applied for the grant through the Community Development Assistance Act, which gives donors a 40% tax credit to donors who make a donation of 500 dollars or more.

The grant is in its second year. The funds will go directly to their substance abuse prevention system.

"Substance abuse is a big issue here and other places so we just want to make the community aware that there are issues and that there are people trying to alleviate those problems," said Community Connections Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Catiana Urrutia.

If you would like to donate, you can do so by stopping by at the office at 121 North Dewey Street or you can mail your donation between now and the middle of August.