Friday, February 20, 2015
Erin Kimball Foundation Receives Grant
N E W S R E L E A S E
News Release: Immediate
For more information contact:
Contact: Sue Kimball
Telephone: 435 627-9232, 435-231-9536
St. George, UT, February 20, 2015 — “Congratulations! It's a testament to the importance of your mission that the Erin Kimball Foundation was selected for one of four grants out of 55 applicants,” Emily Caputo, Coordinator of the Utah Women’s Giving Circle shared in announcing the $5,000 award. Focusing on empowering women and girls, the Utah Women’s Giving Circle brings donors and charities together to impact the health, education and well-being of women across the state.
The grant will assist women and their children fleeing violence in southwestern Utah with housing. The Kimball Foundation’s H.O.M.E. Housing, Options, Mentoring, Empowerment program assists families to move from the crisis of emergency shelters to independence through rental assistance and empowerment support. “With funding cuts and escalating need, financial support from the community is vital to the families we serve and the continuation of our mission,” shared Sue Kimball. “If a woman has the courage to leave a situation of terror, it will never be okay that she is forced to return to keep her children from becoming homeless.”
The Erin Kimball Foundation provides a lifeline while mom gains the skills and employment to support her family. To date the organization has provided over 220,000 nights of housing in apartment settings and served 187 women and 415 children in the Five County region. To learn more about services or how you can assist visit www.erinkimball.org or call 435-627-9232.
Utah Women of Giving grantees from left to right - Judy Kasten-Bell, Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis, Amanda Hughes, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake, Kristy Kimball, Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation, Esterlee Molyneux, Child & Family Support Center, Mary Southerland, Utah For Veterans