Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation awards more than $25,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation recently announced $1,820 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund and $22,550 from the Lights of Love Endowment, according to Stuart O’Neal, board president.

This year the board granted:

·         $910 to the Albemarle Commission Senior Nutrition Program for Hyde County Meals on Wheels

·         $910 to Daughters of Worth for their Beaufort County programming

The Lights of Love Endowment granted:

·         $22,550 to Vidant Beaufort Hospital for the support of various supplemental programs

o $750 to the Behavioral Health Department for a sensory room

o $2,972 to the Intensive Care Unit for blanket warmers

o $6,145 to the Physical Therapy Department for a mobile mat

o $600 to the Community Health Improvement Department for CardioCheck equipment

o $2,972 to the 3 East Medical Unit for blanket warmers

o $2,397 to Patient Access Services/ Emergency Department for a cell phone charging station

o $6,713 to the Nursing Administration Department for Vocera

O’Neal thanked the community for its continued support of the Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” he said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”

Phil Holloman, Lights of Love advisory committee board member, expressed the importance of the grants awarded. “Living in this community helps to understand how impactful these grants are on a local level. The advisory committee certainly intends to continue to award grants,” he said.