Centra Foundation Awards Bridges Funding
The Centra Foundation recently awarded $65,000 to the Foundation for Bridges Out of Poverty training and support services including mental health, dental, establishing a medical home and transportation. This is further evidence of Centra’s commitment to Bridges and the efforts of its community non-profit partners. Already some of the funding is being used for Getting Ahead (financial/budgeting) training offered through AGAPE. Look for the Bridges section of our website for more information about the Bridges Out of Poverty Initiative and all our community partners in this effort.
Leave a Legacy
The Michael W. Cross Memorial Fund was created to remember and honor Michael, a tireless advocate for Bedford’s less fortunate residents and a former staff member of the Foundation. As a volunteer, he was instrumental in the development of Bedford Ride as well as the formation of Bedford Hospice House. During his working career, he was an educator and he never lost his love of inspiring students to broaden their knowledge. Dollars awarded from the fund have helped everyone from toddlers to seniors. Keep his good works going with a donation to the Michael W. Cross Fund.
For over twenty five years the Bedford Community Health Foundation has worked to improve the health of our community. Mammography screening for the poor, school nurses in every public school, therapy for the mentally and physically challenged, care for our elderly, emergency medical services, equipment for our local hospital – these are just a few of the challenges the Foundation has addressed. Careful and responsible financial management and planning allow for funding that affects every resident of Bedford and ensures a sound future for health-care in Bedford.
Our Foundation Offers You an Opportunity to Impact the Health of Our Community
We meet those needs through the support of our members and community residents like you. We are your health-care advocate and our vision is to make Bedford the healthiest community in Virginia. If you are not a member of the Foundation, please consider becoming a member. Want to know more? Click here.