Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to The Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton Counties, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (June 21, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Amanda Beck, President, and other Board members of The Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton Counties, Inc. on June 7, 2016. The $2,400 grant will be used to fund a student-focused genealogy research outreach program. The outreach program will connect with every public elementary, middle, and high school in Henry County, along with three private schools in the county. Funds will be used to purchase age-appropriate materials promoting genealogy research, to print and distribute reproducible packets with resources for student use, and to develop an area for student genealogy research at the Brown House.

The Genealogical Society of Henry & Clayton Counties, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources to assist in genealogical research. Its mission is fourfold: 1) to bring people together who are interested in genealogy and family history 2) to promote genealogical research through programs, activities, and publications of a genealogical and historical nature 3) to assist members with their genealogical interests and 4) to establish, maintain, and support genealogical and historical libraries. The society and its Family Research Library are housed in the 1826 home of Andrew McBride, a Revolutionary War Soldier. The house, which is now known as the Brown House, was once a hotel owned by the Brown family and is among the oldest-surviving buildings in Henry County. It has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1991. The Family Research Library is a non-circulating reference library staffed by volunteers and has available over 2,200 books of genealogical interest.

For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact 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”.