Last year brought one public health crisis after another nationally – Zika virus in Florida, contaminated water in Michigan, and massive flooding in eastern North Carolina caused by Hurricane Matthew.
In the News
Below you will find links to published articles about the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Trust grantees and relevant statewide initiatives.
It was a sleepy little town where farmers worked the rich land along the Linville River. The Burke County town of Fonta Flora was also once home to a post office, the Rhyne School and Old Sardis Church of 1838. Karen Chávez, Citizen Times, January 8, 2017
The North Carolina Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NCAFCC) announced it received a $135,000 grant to provide financial assistance for disaster recovery to free and charitable health care clinics affected by Hurricane Matthew in Eastern North Carolina. The grant comes from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem. The Brunswick Beacon, January 2, 2017
As part of the Healthy Places NC initiative, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has awarded two grants to local organizations to help support healthy lifestyle initiatives in the Twin Counties. Amelia Harper, Rocky Mount Telegram, December 27, 2016
Their concept is to put health first: healthy living equals a healthy community. One place in Bertie County that’s tried to always uphold that enterprise is The Hive House. Gene Motley, The Roanoke-Chowan News Herald, December 24, 2016
The Lumberton native says she’s determined to bring focus to places like her hometown, from her new position at the head of the Kate B. Reynolds Trust. Thomas Goldsmith, North Carolina Health News, December 12, 2016
The Trust awarded a grant to the McDowell County Department of Social Services (DSS) to address transportation barriers that limit West Marion residents’ ability to access health improvement services. This investment is part of the Trust’s long-term Healthy Places NC initiative, which announced a series of grants awarded to local organizations. McDowellNews.com, December 8, 2016
Stephanie Chase has worked for Robeson County’s Nurse-Family Partnership long enough to see a group of mothers and babies “graduate". Chase, a nurse from Lumberton, has worked for two-and-a-half years as part of a network of registered nurses in Robeson and Columbus counties, part of the national Nurse-Family Partnership effort. Thomas
Our city must reach once again for the glass half-full and address a different set of challenges. It must contend with a crisis in the ability of our children to participate in a revitalized economy. Family Services, Forsyth Woman, November 30, 2016
Health outcomes in the far southeastern part of North Carolina are some of the worst in the state. But some folks are making a concerted effort to turn those numbers around. Thomas Goldsmith, North Carolina Health News, November 28, 2016