Samaritan Hospital Foundation Grants Benefit L-P Community

October 22, 2014

Four Loudonville-Perrysville organizations received L-P Community Support Awards from Samaritan Hospital Foundation. The awards are distributed annually by SHF to organizations and programs that promote health and wellness for residents in the Loudonville-Perrysville area.

Community Help Mission, which exists to help Loudonville-Perrysville residents in emergency situations, received a $1,500 L-P Community Support Award. The funds, which were presented to Diane Geiselman, program director, and Karen McClure, treasurer for the organization, will be used to assist clients who are struggling with emergency medical needs and those suffering from chronic illness. The Mission also provides L-P area residents with programs that promote health and wellness.

Bikes for Kids was also selected to receive an L-P Community Support Award for $1,500, which was presented to Gail Hunter and Rev. Steven Sullivan. The organization, made up of community volunteers, provides bikes and helmets for children and adults and promotes bike safety and exercise awareness. The funds will help the organization with the cost of refurbishing used bikes as well as the purchase of helmets. Over the past year the group provided more than 100 bikes to area residents. 

The village of Loudonville received a $2,000 L-P Community Support Award from SHF to assist with the purchase of commercial pool cleaning equipment for the village swimming pool. The new equipment will ensure residents who use the pool continue to enjoy a healthy and safe environment. The Award was presented to Curtis Young, village administrator for the Village of Loudonville.

Samaritan Hospital Foundation awarded a $1,000 L-P Community Support Award to the Mohican Area Health and Wellness Committee to sponsor the annual Mohican 5K Race. All proceeds from the event are used to maintain and improve the Loudonville-Mohican Bike Path. Mohican 5K Race Coordinator, Chris Tuttle, was on hand to receive the check.

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