Phoebe grants thousands to partner organizations

Faith Community Outreach Center received a $12,000 check from Phoebe. / Jessica Fairley

During a Monday morning Community Benefits Committee meeting, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital officials donated close to $85,000 to Southwest Georgia organizations that are making a difference in the community.

Ten groups were given grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000.

100 Black Men of Albany received $10,000 for the "Youth Mental Health Alliance" project while the SOWEGA Council on Aging was granted $11,804 for the "Matter of Balance" fall management program.

Representatives with the Council on Aging say the funds will be used to purchase equipment to help prevent the elderly from falling.

Phoebe officials say the money is set aside for community partners who are aligned with the priorities of the hospital.

"The funds that we have are reaching a vast group of different needs within the community; areas such as poverty, health education, and folks with disability. So partnering with all of those non-profits really helps us to broaden our reach," said Ron Wallace, Chairman of the Phoebe Community Benefits Committee.

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