HEBER — Residents of this town are forming a non-profit group called the Heber Community Foundation.
By creating the foundation, Heber residents will be able to solicit and deposit grant money or money taken in from fund raisers into an account, then spend that money for the benefit of the town.
Heber Public Utility District General Manager George Aguilar said the hierarchy of the foundation has not been decided.
"We're in the process of being founded," he said.
It will most likely be administered by some sort of board of directors, he offered.
To help the foundation get started, Aguilar and members of the Heber PUD board are organizing a fund raiser. The fund raiser will be April 20 in the Imperial Valley Expo's Casa de Mañana. Tickets are $100.
Attendees will dine on New York steak and listen to live music.
In addition, the founders are lobbying the California Endowment for a $25,000 donation.