Samaritan Hospital Foundation Awards Loudonville-Perrysville Grants to Four Local Charities

November 4, 2015

Pictured from left are Chris Tuttle, Pastor Howard Burnett, Ned Burgess, Gail Hunter and Gene Helle

Samaritan Hospital Foundation Awards Loudonville-Perrysville Grants to Four Local Charities

Samaritan Hospital Foundation awarded $6,000 in grants to the Loudonville-Perrysville area.  These awards are distributed annually to programs in the area to promote health and wellness initiatives for the residents. Mona Campbell, Director of Programs and Community Relations distributed funds to the following local charities. 

Pastor Howard Burnett on behalf of the Community Help Mission received $2,000 to assist with the following projects; a after school program that provides a safe spot for children who would otherwise be left unsupervised before their parents return home from work, a new medical equipment project that will purchase items not covered or only partially covered by insurance and Meals on Wheels subsidies that ensures that nobody goes without a meal due to inability to pay.

Gene Heller on behalf of the Helping Hand received $2,000 that helps supply food items, household staples, monies for gasoline, rent, utilities, shoes and a limited amount for prescription drugs for those in need in the Loudonville-Perrysville school district.   With yet another manufacturing facility announcement to close its doors, the need is even greater.

Ned Burgess and Gail Hunter on behalf of the Bikes for Kids program received $1,000 to make certain that every needy child in the Loudonville-Perrysville School District gets a bike and helmet free of charge, and helmets are given to those who already have a bike. The Bikes for Kids program is an all-volunteer program where the organization receives donated bikes (new or used), the bikes are then restored or repaired to a road-ready status.

Chris Tuttle on behalf of The Loudonville-Mohican Chamber of Commerce received $1,000, for the Mohican 5K. All proceeds are used for maintenance and improvement of Loudonville-Mohican Bike Path.  This bike path is used throughout the year by both local residents and the many visitors to the area.  It provides a safe and beautiful environment for improving health and fitness.

The Samaritan Hospital Foundation’s Loudonville-Perrysville grant process takes place every summer.  Applications can be obtained by calling the Samaritan Hospital Foundation at 419-207-7861 or e-mailing to Grants are usually awarded in late September.

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