Rescue squad gets Centra grant

Published 5:41 pm Thursday, June 30, 2016

FARMVILLE — The Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Mass Casualty Unit recently received $5,000 from the Centra Foundation Community Health Initiative Fund.

According to a press release, the foundation handed out grants totaling $495,205 to support health-related projects and programs.

“The grants funded are closely aligned to the funding goals that have been established as a result of our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment,” the release stated. “The funding provided through these grant awards will help many area agencies support new projects and programs that will greatly enhance our community’s health.”

According to Kathryn M. Pumphrey, Ed.D., executive vice president of the Centra Foundation, “The Centra Foundation has supported priority issues that are closely linked to improving our region’s immediate and long-term health. The grants awarded align closely with the goals we’ve established as a result of our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment.”