HAZARD, KY – KENTUCKY RIVER COMMUNITY CARE, INC. is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of ($11,440) to purchase bedroom furniture to furnish Kentucky River Community Care’s Emergency Shelter.
The KENTUCKY RIVER COMMUNITY CARE, INC. serves individuals and families in Eastern Kentucky by providing mental health, physical health, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and trauma services, along with emergency shelter to those who are homeless.
HOKC will award $2.1 million in grants supporting 265 non-profits, impacting more than 3.9 million Kentuckians. This year’s total is a record for HOKC’s Good Works Program and represents HOKC reaching the $50-million mark since the Colonels became a 501(c)3 in 1951. Grants are made possible through donations from active Kentucky Colonels from around the world who chose to exercise this honor in a meaningful way.
HOKC Commanding General Lynn Ashton said: “We cast a wide net across the Commonwealth and across the scope of those in need from aiding the abused, to assisting the handicapped, to supporting crisis relief to historic preservation. Our goal is to annually grant $5-mlllion to worthy causes. All funding is generated through donations from active Colonels ranging from $1 to major gifts, so to get to that dollar amount we must reach Colonels not engaged with us.”
Those interested in being an active KY Colonel or nominating someone to become a KY Colonel contact HOKC National Headquarters at (502) 266-6114 or go to www.kycolonels.org.