Thank You Community Foundation of Gaston County!
The Heart Society is pleased to announce it has received a $7,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Gaston County to provide Medication Assistance for local heart patients. As most heart patients require prescription medication, this program is the most significant way the Heart Society serves people in our community who are living with cardiovascular disease.
Chris Leazer, President of the Heart Society’s Board of Directors, stated “We sincerely appreciate the Community Foundation’s investment in our efforts to provide potentially lifesaving medication to people in our community. We receive numerous requests for medication assistance on a daily basis due to the high rates of cardiovascular disease in our county. The Community Foundation’s grant will help us more fully respond to those requests. We are honored to have the Foundation as a partner in our efforts.”
The Community Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. Ernest Sumner, Executive Director of the Community Foundation stated, “The Community Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to provide support for Heart Society of Gaston County’s Medication Assistance Program. Funds from this grant will be used to purchase critical cardiac related medication through local pharmacies for uninsured and underinsured clients in our community.”
The Community Foundation of Gaston County is the leading steward of philanthropic giving by connecting donors with community needs to enhance the lives of present and future generations. The nonprofit organization has invested more than $100 million in grants and scholarships over its 40-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fundholders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education.