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Arlene Borkowski, Board President Cynthia Drennan, Executive Director
Today's grantee spotlight is on Hocking Athens Perry Community Action/SE Ohio Foodbank & Kitchen. With a $50,000 SHF grant, they were able to purchase a 10-pallet refrigerated box truck. Adding the truck has enhanced their capacity to make more frequent food rescue pick-ups and host more mobile farmers markets. Over 114,00 pounds of fresh and frozen food have been distributed in Athens and Washington Counties. ... See MoreSee Less
Today’s grantee spotlight is on St. Margaret Mary Church and Project Aware. With a $500 SHF grant, two Mental Health First Aid trainings were held for more than 50 people. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Project AWARE took the lead on facilitating a training in Parkersburg specifically for clergy. Project AWARE also hosts monthly Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings for school personnel and interested community members. In addition to the trainings, a brochure was designed and distributed to educate people on the mission and activities of the Hearts Made Whole Committee and the 5-step program for churches "Creating Caring Communities." www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org... See MoreSee Less
Sr. Molly recently visited The Washington County Career Center - High School to talk with Lenora Lada and Tony Huffman about their recently awarded grant to purchase an iStan patient simulator and related learning modules to enhance learning in the classroom. "For this grant in particular, we were looking at how to strengthen the health care workforce," said Sr. Molly. Check out the The Marietta Times article to learn more about the nine grants awarded to Washington County organizations. ... See MoreSee Less
Sisters Health Foundation announces grants Local News Jan 14, 2017 Peyton Neely Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org PEYTON NEELY The Marietta Times Lenora Lada, Medical Program coordinator, and Tony Huf...
Check out our healthy lifestyles grant awards! Catholic Cemeteries, St. Francis Xavier Church-$15,000 to purchase 10 meditation benches and 10 prayer plaques in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Healthy Bodies Healthy Spirits West Virginia-$16,845 to be used for coordination and follow-up on 12 workshops focusing on healthy cooking, effective garden, and the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Lubeck Elementary School-$7,500 to install a Pre-K playground for use by the school and community. Meigs Cooperative Parish-$15,654 to purchase a commercial dishwasher for the Mulberry Country Kitchen meal program. O'Neill Center-$4,650 to purchase an AED machine and other equipment to facilitate healthier lifestyles for seniors. Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate-$5,000 to decrease the incidence of preventable vision loss among uninsured adults and seniors in Washington, Meigs, and Athens Counties. Sand Hill Child Care Center-$3,360 to support Child Development Associate credentialing. United Campus Ministry at Ohio University-$16,950 to upgrade the kitchen and dining room space that provides two weekly meals to the greater Athens community. Vienna Senior Citizens Center-$19,000 to install a floor system. Walton Elementary / Middle School-$10,000 to upgrade the playground to meet safety standards for use by their students and the community. Wood County Schools-$6,091 to purchase exercise equipment for students and staff of Jefferson Elementary and staff of the Wood County Board of Education. ... See MoreSee Less