Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Shining Light Ministries, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (October 28, 2016) – On October 6, 2016, Board Members of the Heritage Community Foundation met with Teresa Bestwick, Executive Director of Shining Light Ministries (SLM), and Linda Clark, owner of C&C Fence Company in McDonough, to commemorate the installation of a new privacy fence on the SLM property. C&C Fence Company, a Heritage Community Foundation Partner, agreed to provide and install the fence in a generous show of support to both the Heritage Community Foundation and SLM. According to Vanessa Jackson, SLM Board Member, the beautiful privacy fence is already providing much-needed privacy and protection for the residents of SLM.

SLM, established in 2007, is a non-profit, faith-based recovery home that works to help women accomplish change in their lives by providing a long-term residential recovery program for those suffering from drug and alcohol addictions. The comprehensive rehab program uses moral recognition therapy, behavior modification, AA/NA, and life skills training to help women break free of the grip of addiction. The program follows the guidelines of the 12-step program designed by AA/NA and is designed to range from 6 to 12 months or more, according to the individual progress that each resident makes through each step.

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 Jenny Smith, Chairperson, 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 Front Row Left to Right:  Teresa Bestwick, Executive Director, SLM; Linda Clark, Co-Owner, C&C Fence Company; Vanessa Jackson, Board Member, SLM;  Rochelle Hehir;  Sheri Dockweiler;  Luann Daniels
Back Row:  Rocky Davis