$2.1M IN 2019, MARKS $50M FROM COLONELS POSITIVELY IMPACTING NON-PROFITS SINCE 1951: CAMP HENDON AN HONORED 2019 RECIPIENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: MEGAN COOPER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
LOUISVILLE, KY – Camp Hendon is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $3,710.47 to purchase low blood glucose treatment kits, including 10 collapsible wagons, 30 headlamps, and 51 lancets.
Camp Hendon, the Kentucky Diabetes Camp for Children, serves children with Type 1 Diabetes across the Kentucky region by offering medically supervised summer camps, family camps, teen camps, and other year-round emotional support programs.
HOKC will award $2.1 million in grants supporting 265 non-profits, impacting more than 3.9 million Kentuckians. This year’s total is a record for HOKC’s Good Works Program and represents HOKC reaching the $50-million mark since the Colonels became a 501(c)3 in 1951. Grants are made possible through donations from active Kentucky Colonels from around the world who chose to exercise this honor in a meaningful way.
HOKC Commanding General Lynn Ashton said: “We cast a wide net across the Commonwealth and across the scope of those in need from aiding the abused, to assisting the handicapped, to supporting crisis relief to historic preservation. Our goal is to annually grant $5-mlllion to worthy causes. All funding is generated through donations from active Colonels ranging from $1 to major gifts, so to get to that dollar amount we must reach Colonels not engaged with us.”
Those interested in being an active KY Colonel or nominating someone to become a KY Colonel contact HOKC National Headquarters at (502) 266-6114 or go to www.kycolonels.org.
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