Kershaw Area Resource Exchangeawarded grant to support residents in need through
crisis relief, hunger relief, and resource referrals.
LANCASTER, S.C. – At their July meeting, trustees of the Arras Foundation made a two-year grant award to Kershaw Area Resource Exchange Ministries for the support of operating services and programs including food pantry, crisis financial assistance, and emergency home repairs.
“Our partnerships are guided by our vision of a healthy community: places where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential,” said Richard Band, Chair of the Arras Foundation Grants Committee. “The dedicated work of KARE to help neighbors in need with practical support through crisis assistance, hunger relief and resource referrals in Lancaster, Kershaw & Chesterfield Counties gives residents that chance: to meet their full potential and thrive.”
Launched in 2017 as a key initiative of Arras Foundation grantmaking to promote a healthy community, Healthy Community Grants are awarded to organizations whose work builds on community assets and/or turns barriers and challenges into opportunities for positive change.
Through their new Healthy Community Grant, KARE and the Arras Foundation will join together to strengthen operational stability and maintain key collaborative partnerships. Arras celebrates KARE for their dedication to supporting Healthy Economy, Healthy Living, and Strengthening and Supporting Families – three of the eleven Healthy Community Indicators which measure the overall health and wellness of the community.
“The Foundation is proud to support the important work of KARE, especially as we move through the pandemic as a community,” said Susan DeVenny, President & CEO of the Arras Foundation. “KARE has exhibited both leadership and responsiveness in meeting the needs of residents during this difficult time.”
Dedicated to the health and wellness of all residents of Lancaster County, Fort Lawn, and Great Falls since 1995, the Arras Foundation joins with partners to work together so that all people can thrive. Healthy Community Grant applications are accepted throughout the year. For more information about Healthy Community Grants, please visit: www.arrasfoundation.org/healthy-community.
About the Partners:
Dedicated to the health and wellness of all residents of Lancaster County, Fort Lawn, and Great Falls, SC for 25 years, the Foundation joins with partners to work together so that all people can thrive. www.arrasfoundation.org
Kershaw Area Resource Exchange
Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE) is a non-profit organization helping neighbors in need with practical support through crisis assistance, hunger relief, and resource referrals. KARE provides assistance to residents of: Kershaw, Westville, Bethune, Cassatt, Heath Springs, Liberty Hill, and Jefferson.www.KershawKare.org