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GAB: Jackson EMC awards grants to local agencies

From left to right, Hebron Community Health Center Executive Director Scarlett Rigsby, along with HCHC board members Janna Hayes and Mamie Outler accept a $15,000 Jackson EMC Foundation grant check from Foundation board members Beauty Baldwin and Jim Puckett.  Funds will be used by the clinic to provide low-income and uninsured Gwinnett residents with diagnostic testing, prescription medicine, eye exams and prescription glasses, and glucose monitors and strips.

From left to right, Hebron Community Health Center Executive Director Scarlett Rigsby, along with HCHC board members Janna Hayes and Mamie Outler accept a $15,000 Jackson EMC Foundation grant check from Foundation board members Beauty Baldwin and Jim Puckett. Funds will be used by the clinic to provide low-income and uninsured Gwinnett residents with diagnostic testing, prescription medicine, eye exams and prescription glasses, and glucose monitors and strips.

JEFFERSON -- The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors recently awarded $58,000 in grants to agencies that serve Gwinnett County residents.

They include the following:

-- $15,000 to Hebron Community Health Center in Lawrenceville, a nonprofit organization providing medical and dental care to low-income, uninsured Gwinnett residents, to provide diagnostic follow-up testing, eye exams and prescription glasses, and prescription medication, glucose monitors and glucose strips.

-- $12,500 to My Sister's Place, a Gainesville shelter for homeless women and children, to purchase appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerator, freezer and oven, along with desktop computers for the shelter's expansion at a new location that will enable it to serve a greater number of people.

-- $8,000 to The Potter's House to help feed, house, counsel and provide educational programs such as adult literacy to men recovering from substance abuse through an intensive residential program of the Atlanta Mission on a 570-acre working farm in Jefferson.

-- $7,500 to American Heart Association Gainesville to purchase CPR Anytime for Family and Friends kits that contain everything needed to learn basic CPR skills, for distribution to community organizations in Hall, Gwinnett, Jackson, Banks and Lumpkin.

-- $5,500 to the Guest House, a Gainesville nonprofit that helps seniors with functional impairments maintain some independence and social contact while providing caregivers with a respite, to help provide a hot, balanced and nutritious lunch and snack to these frail, elderly clients.

-- $5,000 to the Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse, a Gwinnett non-profit organization that helps individuals recovering from traumatic brain injury to regain employment and living skills, to provide 12 months of rehabilitation program fees for brain injured adults in the counties served by Jackson EMC.

-- $2,500 to Childkind, a non-profit supporting families that care for children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities, to purchase supplies for its Home Based Services program that prepares parents to adequately and successfully care for their child or foster child at home.

-- $2,500 to Diamond in the Rough, a Snellville faith-based youth development and leadership program for girls 10-18, for the Clusters long-term mentoring and leadership development program which uses small group meetings one day per week for 1-2 hours during the school year to build self-image, character, leadership, health and wellness, financial stewardship, healthy relationships and spiritual enrichment.

Vaccination clinic is Saturday

NORCROSS -- A vaccination clinic is scheduled for Saturday at Camp Woof, 4590 Buford Highway, Norcross from noon to 3 p.m.

Services offered include the following: canine and feline rabies shots, $10; canine and feline distemper/parvo shots, $10; canine bordetella shots, $10; canine bordetella shots, $10, canine heartworm test, $25; microchip, $25; combo test, $25; nail clipping, $10; de-wormer, $5.

Staff of the Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ask that all dogs be on leashes and cats be in proper carriers. If a pet owner's animal had an allergic reaction to vaccinations in the past, the organization recommends that they see their regular veterinarian.

All proceeds from the clinic go to help save the lives of homeless in animals in the state.

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