Lawrence County Community Foundation Awards $24,500 for Grants for Disadvantaged Elderly

(BEDFORD) – The Lawrence County Community Foundation announced the 2019 grant recipients from the Margie Marie Pennington Fund for Elderly; the awards ranged from $2,000 to $4,000.


The Pennington endowment was created to assist organizations with programs impacting the elderly in Lawrence County, Indiana that are disadvantaged or homeless.
Agencies receiving grants were Bertha’s Mission, CWC Helping Hands Ministry, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Hoosier Uplands, Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, Lawrence County Trustees, and SICIL. The intent of the grants ranged from buying nutrition supplements for elderly cancer patients and meal delivery to a program that will help elderly keep cool this
summer by supplying fans.
Endowments, such as the Margie Marie Pennington Fund, are perpetual. Although Pennington passed away several years ago, her legacy will go on forever in Lawrence County.
“If people direct assets to permanent endowments in their wills, then they, too, can have an impact forever,” Hope Flores, CEO of the Community Foundation said. “One that goes on long after they’re gone. The Lawrence County Community Foundation can help you serve your community, whatever your interests are. An endowment fund may benefit a field of interest or specific charities or causes serving Lawrence County.”
“The best part of Margie’s gift is that it will only continue to grow over time”, Flores added. “Although Margie is gone, her gift to the community foundation will continue to meet the needs of Lawrence County disadvantaged or homeless elderly forever.”

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