Uplifting Health and Well-being: The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation
The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation’s good works throughout this pandemic year have given it the determination to aim for even greater things in 2021.
Season’s Greetings from all of us at the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation as we greet the Holidays with hearts full of gratitude and joy!
Indeed, 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, yet the new challenges and increased needs encouraged us to think outside-the-box. Our community came together. We supported each other and we developed creative solutions to help our fellow neighbors.
Reflecting on the year, we applaud our community’s willingness to work collaboratively for the greater good. Highlights include the cooperative spirits of four Chambers of Commerce to disperse 250 hand sanitizer stations funded by the Foundation.
Businesses and patrons alike wore protective masks. Parents, students, and teachers helped to reduce the COVID-19 spread by practicing the three “W’s” and volunteering for Foundation-sponsored weekly schools testing. Numerous organizations banded together to get food to neighbors in need.
We are beyond grateful for these collective initiatives to help each other!
What’s more, the Foundation recently announced nearly a million dollars in 2020 funding to 20 hard-working non-profit partners. The awarded funds will impact lives spanning from early childhood through end-of-life, advancing our goal to move the needle toward measurable health and well-being improvements.
Looking forward to 2021, the Foundation will focus on our priority to establish the new Community Health Center – Blue Ridge Health on the Plateau. As a public charity, we invite donors and funding partners to join us in supporting this innovative project that increases access to quality healthcare and creates a pipeline for ongoing rural physician recruitment to our area.
It’s a privilege to work together with people to uplift the health and well-being of our neighbors. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to learn how we can support effective programs and hold ourselves accountable.
There are many reasons to be optimistic for a future of vibrant living throughout our treasured mountain communities!
From all of us at the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation – we wish you a Holiday Season bursting with warmth, health and happiness that lasts through the New Year!
For more information, please visit hchealthfnd.org.