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HRH Foundation Awards $5,275 in Community Grants

July 28, 2014

The Holy Rosary Healthcare (HRH) Foundation is pleased to announce that three community grant applicants have been selected to receive funding – Custer County Council on Aging, Developmental Educational Assistance Program (DEAP) and Garfield County Health Center – as part of the June 2014 application process.

The Foundation has granted $2,000 to the Custer County Council on Aging, for the benefit of the Meals on Wheels program in Miles City. With the assistance of community volunteers, Meals on Wheels has been providing nourishment to homebound seniors since 1973. These meals are valuable in promoting better health and enabling seniors to continue living in the comfort of their own homes. Through private donations and grant assistance, Meals on Wheels is currently delivering approximately 13,000 meals each year.

Additionally, $2,000 was awarded to DEAP, an organization providing family- and community-based services in southeastern Montana since 1976. One such service is the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC,) which tests the blood iron levels of over 1,000 children each year. Grant funds will be used to purchase non-invasive hemoglobin testing devices, allowing children to benefit from a painless test, in addition to the early detection of potential cognitive delays and suppressed immune responses.

Finally, Garfield County Health Center, located in Jordan, was granted $1,275 for the purchase of a new ECG simulator. Founded in 1951, Garfield Health features a 24-bed nursing home, with a 4-bed critical access hospital. To better enable their nursing staff to offer high-quality cardiac care, the facility will utilize grant funds to purchase a 12 lead ECG simulator, which will give caregivers more experience in viewing and interpreting various cardiac rhythms.

Grant applications are accepted quarterly; the next deadline for submission is September 1. For more information or to apply for funding, please contact the Foundation office at 406-233-2604, email hrh-foundation@sclhs.net, or visit www.hrhfoundation.com. Donors interested in financially contributing to the community grant program may also contact the Foundation office.