To help improve the lives of Grayson Countians in need, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels last week awarded a $6,300 grant to the Grayson County Alliance.
The grant—awarded during a ceremony held at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville on Wednesday, Sept. 9—will enable the Grayson County Alliance to buy 45 twin mattresses and box springs, as well as 45 bed frames for the Furniture Program, said Alliance President Melissa Williams.
“When we took over the Furniture Program several years ago, we were surprised at the number of children in Grayson County who sleep on the floor or with their parents because they don’t have a bed of their own,” said Williams. “We are so pleased to be one of the recipients of a Good Works grant from the Kentucky Colonels. It is the only source of revenue we have to buy new twins beds.”
The Furniture Program serves Grayson County residents in need, including those whose homes have been severely damaged by disasters such as fire.
The program relies primarily on donations of gently used items such as beds, kitchen tables and chairs, sofas, chests of drawers, and working appliances.
“We’re thrilled,” Williams said of the Kentucky Colonels’ grant. “It’s more than we got last year.”
Members of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels include some of the greatest achievers and people of influence in the world. Each member has received the title of “Kentucky Colonel,” which is the highest civilian honor the Governor of the Commonwealth can bestow.
This year, the Kentucky Colonels, through their Good Works Program, will distribute nearly $1.5 million to support over 143 worthy causes.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.