The Andalusia Health Services Inc. board on Tuesday donated $51,000 to local, health-related non-profits.
Eight agencies received money from the organization, which was funded by the sale of the then locally-owned hospital. A board now manages interest earned the proceeds of that sale to enhance medical care in Covington County.
Receiving funds were the Andalusia Lions Club, the county chapter of the American Red Cross; the county health department; South Central Mental Health Board; the United Methodist Children’s Home; Meredith’s Miracles; LBW Community College; and Camp ASCCA.
Each year, the group distributes funds not only to area agencies, but also provides scholarships to students entering the medical field. In return for scholarship money, students sign contracts indicating they will work in Covington County for one year for every year they receive scholarship assistance.
Lindi Collier from the United Methodist Children’s Home accepts a contribution from Andalusia Health Services member Chrissie Duffy.
Andalusia Health Services President and Lions Club President Ivan Bishop received a donation from Andalusia Health Services member Carolyn Graham. The contribution will go to help the Andalusia Lions Club for its sight-related projects.
Chad Kent accepts a contribution from Andalusia Health Services member Phillip Jones on behalf of the Covington County Health Department.
South Central Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross members Kevin Kennedy and Steven Carr accept a contribution from Andalusia Health Services member Wayne Bennett. Kennedy said that the majority of the contribution would go to help Covington County families in disaster situations.
Dr. Jim Krudop accepts a contribution from Andalusia Health Services member Cathy Alexander on behalf of Camp ASCCA. Dr. Krudop said that money will go to help give children with disabilities a chance to enjoy summer camp like everyone else.
South Central Alabama Mental Health Board member Staci Wilson accepts a contribution from Andalusia Health Services presented by Diaon Cook.
Andalusia Health Services member Harmon Proctor presents Meredith’s Miracles directors June Simpson, Janna Marsh and Emily Yehling.