The Vidant North Hospital Development Council recently awarded 11 grants worth over $73,000 for health-related projects to organizations in Halifax County.
This year’s awards mark the second year of Vidant North’s Community Benefits grants program. The program has now distributed more than $160,000 throughout Halifax County and surrounding areas to fund projects.
The funds are provided by Vidant Health and administered by the Vidant Health Foundation, which distributes funds annually to each of its member hospital foundations and development councils for the benefit of their local communities.
Halifax County not-for-profit organizations may apply annually to the Vidant North Hospital Development Council for funding to support health-related initiatives.
This year the grants will support 11 different projects: Center for Energy Education; Union Mission of Roanoke Rapids; Halifax County Cooperative Extension; NC MedAssist; Choanoke Area Development Association; Lake Gaston Retirement Village Foundation doing business as Helpful Hearts and Hands; Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina; two grants to Halifax County government; Roanoke Rapids Police Department.
“This is such an exciting time at Vidant North Hospital. It is very gratifying to see the work that has been done by these local organizations to support the improvement of healthy living practices and well-being in their communities,” said Betsy Morris, manager of marketing and development at Vidant North Hospital. “We thank Vidant Health for this honor. These grants make a positive difference, and all the people working on them are to be congratulated for their hard work and dedication to promoting healthy lifestyles and improving the quality of life in their communities.”