Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Hands of Hope Clinic, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (September 20, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Mollie Cole, Executive Director of the Hands of Hope Clinic, Inc. on September 13, 2016. The $2,000 grant will be used to purchase a new copier for the Clinic’s office. Rocky Davis, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation, introduced Ms. Cole to Derek Mills, owner of Tri Copy Office Equipment in Fayetteville. Mr. Mills generously offered the Clinic a copier at a discounted price and was present for the grant presentation. The Clinic’s current copier was six years old when it was purchased in 2010, and is no longer functioning adequately. Due to the large volume of copies that the Clinic makes on a daily basis, the absence of a reliable copier has been difficult for staff and volunteers alike.

Hands of Hope is a faith-based nonprofit clinic which gives “hope” to the underserved and uninsured residents of Henry County through quality medical and dental care resulting in individual and community health and well-being. Hands of Hope Clinic, Inc. saw its first patient in August of 2004 in the fellowship hall of McDonough Presbyterian Church. Now located on the campus of Piedmont Henry Hospital, Hands of Hope is staffed by an Executive Director as well as a clinical staff. They operate out of space donated by the hospital, and they see patients on a full-time schedule with some evening appointments available for people who require specialty care. The Clinic has over 100 doctors, dentists, and nurses available to see patients. Since inception, they’ve helped almost 4,000 patients through more than 20,400 visits, thanks to the support of its volunteers, donors and Piedmont Henry Hospital.

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”.

Photo Left to right:  Rocky Davis, Stacy Hammons, Mollie Cole (Executive Director, Hands of Hope Clinic), Sheri Dockweiler, Luann Daniels, Jenny Smith, Pamela Cisneros, Derek Mills (Owner, Tri Copy Office Equipment)