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Front Page - Friday, January 22, 2021

Siskin Children’s Institute receives $10,000 Grant

Rex Rutledge, left, Truist senior vice president, Derek Bullard, president and CEO at Siskin Children’s Institute, and Jim Vaughn, Truist market president. - Photograph provided

Siskin Children’s Institute has announced it has received a $10,000 grant from Truist Foundation to assist in COVID-19 protection and sanitation procedures.

“We’re excited to receive the grant from Truist Foundation,” says Derek Bullard, president and CEO of Siskin Children’s Institute. “The funding is vital in our efforts to enhance safety and mitigation processes to protect the children and families we serve, including the refinement of telehealth services.”

Siskin Children’s Institute will use the funds to protect the patients, students, families and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Truist Foundation’s support will allow the Institute to enhance sanitization processes in the medical clinic, therapy spaces and early learning center. Providing enhanced protection for those families and staff using exam rooms, treatment and therapy equipment, classrooms and toys, restrooms, break areas, offices, and more will lead to safer evaluation, therapy and learning experiences.

The funding will also be used to enhance telehealth services, which allows families to receive services without leaving their homes, decreasing the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 and further protecting our patients and staff.

“We’re proud to support such an important organization in our Chattanooga community,” says Jim Vaughn, Chattanooga market president at Truist, on behalf of the Truist Foundation. “At Truist, we live and breathe with our purpose, and that is to inspire and build better lives and communities.”

Founded in 1950 by Mose and Garrison Siskin in Chattanooga, Siskin Children’s Institute, is a nonprofit organization that achieves its mission locally and regionally through education, pediatric health services, home visiting, and outreach in the field of developmental disabilities.