Community leaders touted accomplishments and urged prudence moving forward during the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 State of Our Community Luncheon Thursday at The Centre on the campus of Halifax Community College in Weldon. Roger Bell, The Daily Herald, August 30, 2013
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is excited to announce the 2014 Innovations in Rural Health Award. For the second year in a row, we are looking for original, innovative solutions to drive health improvement in rural communities. One winner will receive a $25,000 New Rural Award for their creative and inspiring ideas. Up to three finalists will receive $7,500 each.
The Department of Health and Human Services has received a $773,728 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to provide free and/or low-cost prescription drugs in rural counties over the next 12 months. The Pilot, August 28, 2013
At a small medical practice in the Duplin County town of Wallace, one diagnosis tends to stand out. “Diabetes is rampant in eastern North Carolina,” said Dr. Mott Blair of Vidant Family Practice-Wallace. “Sometimes it seems like every patient you see has diabetes.” Doug Boyd, East Carolina University, August 27, 2013
This weekend in Littleton there was a KaBoom! playground built at the John 3:16 Center. But this was not just a playground being built by some company that the John 3:16 Center paid for. It was a complete community effort. Gavin Coombs, The Daily Herald, August 27, 2013
A community of strong and loving people came together to invest sweat equity and heart into the John 3:16 Center Saturday, when 250 people gathered to build a KaBOOM! playground thanks to the Kate B. Reynolds Foundation’s Healthy Places initiative. Della Rose, The Daily Herald, August 25, 2013
A new playground and park for the West Marion community is about to become a reality. Creek Wise Park will be located behind Grace Baptist Church at 930 Shady Lane, This new playground and park will serve the local community in a variety of ways. Mike Conley, McDowell News, August 22, 2013
The YMCA of Western North Carolina’s Corpening Memorial YMCA and McDowell Hospital, a part of the Mission Health System, are partnering to offer the community a type 2 diabetes control program, Taking Control of Type 2. McDowell News, August 22, 2013
The Center for Community Safety at Winston-Salem State University has received a $143,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to expand the “Students Taking Action and Reaching Success” program into two more middle schools this school year. Carson Capshaw-Mack, Winston-Salem Journal, August 21, 2013
While Forsyth County social workers try to catch up with the food stamp backlog created by kinks in the statewide NC FAST system, local agencies are working together to help families get emergency food assistance. Meghann Evans, Winston-Salem Journal, August 18, 2013
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Schweitzer Fellow Hagar Abdel-Baky lost a close family friend last year to health complications that developed after the friend broke a hip in a fall. The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Blog, August 15, 2013
It makes me think of an explosion of excitement when a magician generates a big poof of smoke on the stage and something fabulous appears. This will be happening on Aug. 24 in Littleton on the (stage) property of John 3:16, and you can be a part of the action. The Daily Herald, August 14, 2013
In this installment of The Communication Network's "A Quick Word With…" we talk with Nora Ferrell, director of communications, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The Communications Network website, August 12, 2013
Local kids are being issued a special invitation: to design their dream playground in Belhaven.The national nonprofit KaBOOM! has selected the corner of Railroad and Bay streets as the site of the new playground. Now, they’re seeking design ideas from the children who will be using it. Vail Stewart Rumley, Washington Daily News, August 13, 2013
In July, Trust President Karen McNeil-Miller and Health Care Division Director Allen Smart attended a meeting at the White House about public and private investment in rural health care. The meeting was significant in that it marked the first time rural funders met with federal officials responsible for providing assistance to rural communities.