Jonesboro, Ga. (July 3, 2015) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Gary Wright, Executive Director A Friend’s House, and Nan Jenkins, Director of Development A Friend’s House on June 30, 2015. The $3,000 grant will be used by A Friend’s House to purchase a new Commercial Gas Range. The current stove has been in operation since 1998 and has served over 1,895 children. The old stove needs to be replaced with a safer, more energy-efficient, fully functional unit. Last year alone, A Friend’s House served over 20,000 meals and snacks to the children who have resided there. For the past 18 months, the organization has been involved in a Grants-to-Green project to help make its building more “green” and energy efficient. One of the targeted items for replacement was the 17-year old stove.
A Friend’s House operates as a home for children in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services. The doors opened on October 27, 1998 and 1,895 children have been welcomed since. Residents stay for an unspecified length of time while a best course of action is determined based on a child’s assessment needs. A Friend’s House is dedicated to meeting the emotional and physical needs of children by offering counseling, medical treatment, academic assistance and recreational opportunities.
For more information on how you can help the community by being a part of the Foundation, please call Rocky Davis, Executive Director, at 770-478-8881.
Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” The bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.
Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH.OB”.
Photo Left to right front: Pamela Cisneros; Gary Wright, Executive Director, A Friend’s House; Nan Jenkins, Director of Development, A Friend’s House; Sheri Dockweiler
Left to right back: Jenny Smith; Rocky Davis; David Crow; Luann Daniels