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Local programs receive healthy grants from HCHC Foundation

Jan 09, 2017
Photo by: Submitted HCHC Foundation Director Mark Hempen presents $3,000 grants to Barb Meyer (above) on behalf of the New London Community School District’s Wellness Program and Terry McWilliams and Midwest Old Threshers for an air-conditioned First Aid station.

Two area institutions recently received grants from the Henry County Health Center Foundation.

The New London Community School District Wellness Program and Midwest Old Threshers are the recipients of the Henry County Health Center Foundation’s 2016 Grant Awards. The foundation presented $3,000 to each of these organizations for various projects supporting health related initiatives.

Barb Meyer, of the New London Community School District, accepted a gift for the district’s Wellness Program. The project will address several aspects of wellness including healthy choices, fitness, health risk education, nutrition, social and financial aspects. The vision for the program is to start with employees of the school district, expand to students, and then open the program to include all of the community over a period of time.

HCHC Foundation also presented a check to Terry McWilliams for a combined effort with Midwest Old Threshers for the construction of an air-conditioned First Aid station. This new structure will provide a controlled environment for basic first aid needs, a place to seek attention for heat related symptoms and other medical emergencies during Midwest Old Threshers Reunion.

The HCHC Foundation is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, fund and deliver important health related initiatives for the benefit of residents of Henry County and surrounding areas. “It is our pleasure to fund projects such as these that share our strong commitment to the future well-being of our area residents. And our supporters will be able to see their contributions generating positive changes for individuals and families right here in Henry County,” said Foundation Director Mark Hempen.

Future funding opportunities can be found at or by contacting HCHC Foundation, Mark Hempen at 319-385-6541, email


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