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Community Health Clinic and Housing for the Mentally Ill Benefit from Avista Foundation Grants
Avista Foundation grants announced for Q2 2010

 

The Shoshone Community Health Clinic in Osburn, Idaho, will receive $3,000 to support low-income medical and dental programs as part of the second quarter 2010 grants made by the Avista Foundation. In Moscow, Idaho, a $1,000 grant will help fund the roof repair for Alliance House, a facility serving persons diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illnesses.

 

“Shoshone Community Health Clinic provides essential medical and dental services to area residents without insurance, many of whom are either unemployed or seasonal workers who are laid off from jobs,” said Patty Shea, Avista’s regional business manager for north Idaho. “Providing basic health care is essential to their well-being and continued employability.”

 

“We are partnering with others in the community to complete the new roof on the Alliance House in Moscow,” said Paul Kimmell, Avista’s regional business manager for Pullman-Moscow. “A sound roof on the facility will protect the structure and allow the Alliance to continue offering safe housing for these vulnerable individuals.”

 

Avista Foundation’s Second Quarter 2010 Grants

 

Recipient

Location

Grant

Purpose

Kids Unlimited of Oregon

Medford, Ore.

$5,000

Facility Expansion

Shoshone Community Health Clinic

Osburn, Idaho

$3,000

General support-medical/dental services

 

American Red Cross, Inland Northwest Chapter

Spokane, WA

$3,500

Capacity Building

 

Moscow Chamber Foundation

Moscow, Idaho

$2,500

Facility Improvement

Transitions

Spokane, WA

$2,000

Job training program

Umpqua Valley Tennis Center

Roseburg, Ore.

$1,000

Low income youth sports

The Alliance House

Moscow, Idaho

$1,000

Facility improvement

 

About the Avista Foundation

The Avista Foundation, established in 2002, focuses its giving on grants that strengthen communities and enhance the quality of life for people served by Avista Utilities in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, southern Oregon and Sanders County, Montana. The foundation focuses its giving in the areas of:

·         education – K-12 education particularly in the fields of science, math and technology; and higher education including scholarships,

·         vulnerable and limited income populations – providing assistance to those on limited incomes and support for initiatives to reduce poverty,

·         economic and cultural vitality – supporting projects that help communities and citizens to grow and prosper.

 

Information on the Avista Foundation is available at www.avistafoundation.org . The Avista Foundation is a separate, non-profit organization established by Avista Corp. The foundation does not receive funding from Avista Utilities ratepayers.

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