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Friday, June 18, 2010
Rainbow Center- A Division of Barium Springs Home for Children, was recently notified they are a recipient of a $4,000 grant from the Louisiana Pacific (LP) Foundation. LP Foundation provides grants to non-profit agencies and local public schools in communities for education, environmental and shelter programs.
Joyce Triplett, an LP Foundation committee member, explained that their reason for wanting to help Rainbow Center stemmed from a project her husband, John, worked on at the Rainbow Center Residential Cottages. She stated, “John took me to see the cottages one day to show off the work that was being done by the Lowe’s Hometown Heroes. It was amazing to see what all they were getting accomplished, but I also noticed that more needed to be done than what the Hometown Heroes could offer.”
The grant committee; consisting of Mrs. Triplett, Jim Halsey, David Stackhouse, Tommy Wyatt and Richard Collie submitted their request to plant manager, Jim Reavis for approval. Mr. Reavis agreed that the grant’s focus should be Rainbow Center’s residential care renovations, and approved their grant request for submission to the LP foundation.
“This money is such a blessing. Like all houses, our cottages need some tender loving care. We strive to provide a safe home for all of our children, and people like LP Foundation are what help make that possible,” explains April Nichols, Rainbow Center’s Regional Development Coordinator.
For more information about Rainbow Center, please call April Nichols at (336) 667-3333 or Volunteer Chair, John Matthews at (336) 262-4435. Tours are available very 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 11:00 AM. Click here to learn more about our tours.
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