HERMISTON, OR – Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation has concluded a very successful year in benefiting the health needs of our local communities for 2020. Grants and scholarships were awarded totaling nearly $250,000 during a difficult time impacted by the COVID-19 virus.
Spring and fall grants were given to 21 separate organizations in 2020. The largest grant contribution of $50,000 was made to the City of Hermiston to help rebuild the Funland Park facility. Other funding was approved for medical health devices, security locks, community fitness centers, health education programs, community gardening projects, youth activities and services, foster care equipment and supplies and health exams and eye glasses.
Medical scholarships were awarded to 22 local students attending 17 different colleges and universities in various states throughout the west. These scholarship funds were approved for students enrolled in 12 various medical disciplines that will lead to medical degrees or enhanced training to help the communities in which they serve.
The Foundation is committed to continue the support of programs and projects which will help the underserved of our local communities. COVID-19 will not hinder the efforts of the Foundation in serving medical needs and training. For further information, please call 541-667-3419 or email Foundation@gshealth.org. Go to www.gshealth.org/foundation to make a charitable donation and support this work.