Hamilton Herald Masthead Hamilton Herald

Editorial


Front Page - Friday, May 15, 2020

First Horizon Foundation giving nonprofits $130K




First Horizon Foundation will donate $130,000 to various local nonprofits in an effort to provide relief during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nonprofits receiving donations include United Way of Greater Chattanooga, United Way of Northwest Georgia, Orange Grove Center, Boys & Girls Club of Chattanooga, YMCA of Chattanooga, Salvation Army, Austin Hatcher Foundation, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Chambliss Center for Children, Room in the Inn, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga and others.

Of the funds, $25,000 will go toward United Way of Greater Chattanooga’s Restore Hope Fund, which was created in partnership with a group of nonprofit agencies that serve a wide variety of populations and are working to meet the most pressing on-the-ground needs.

“It’s important we do all we can to take care of each other,” says Jay Dale, Chattanooga market president. “These nonprofits support many individuals and families in our community, so we want to do everything we can to ensure they are able to continue to provide their great services.”

With over 800 staff, 64 homes and the Derby Street campus, Orange Gove Center’s need for personal protective equipment, as well as extra cleaning materials and supplies, has significantly increased.

Orange Grove director of development Heidi Hoffecker says the nonprofit is thankful for First Horizon’s grant during this time. “The grant funds will primarily go toward PPE, but will also help cover the increased expenses incurred from more than doubling our usage of cleaning materials and supplies.”

Orange Grove offers a variety of services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The COVID-19 relief funds the foundation is providing are in addition to its annual charitable giving grants, which supported 650 organizations in 2019.

Source: First Horizon Foundation