Hillcrest bruce mission

Hillcrest Bruce Mission awarded a grant from Kentucky Colonels. Submitted photo.

Hillcrest-Bruce Mission is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $15,000 to purchase Food Pantry Items and Turkeys for the 250 families that receive assistance from the Mission for their Thanksgiving Food Baskets.

The Hillcrest-Bruce Mission serves the Pollard Neighborhood and beyond by assisting our neighbors with their Educational Needs (Morning/Afternoon Preschool, GED Classes, College Prep Classes, Tutoring and Financial Literacy Classes); Health Needs (Addiction Support Group, Nutrition Classes, Cooking Classes, Breast-feeding Support, Summer Lunch Program and the Good Samaritan Grant that helps with Diabetic Supplies, Eye Glasses, Hearing Aids and Dental Work & Dentures); Basic Needs (Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, Cleaning Supplies, Hygiene Needs, Underwear and Diapers); Social Needs (Homemakers, Bingo) and their Spiritual Needs (Ladies Bible Studies, Men’s Group, Youth Group and Summer Camp).

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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