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Township Awarded Two Grants

For Immediate Release
date: March 31, 2011
Contact: Mari Barnes, Supervisor, 847-432-3240, super@morainetownship.org

Moraine Township Awarded Two Grants

Moraine Township is pleased to announce recent awards of two health-related grants on behalf of residents in need of assistance.

As of March 31, the Township will receive a grant of $35,000 from the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park in support of their Moraine Door-to-Door paratransit van service. The Foundation has been underwriting rides for medical trips for low-income and disabled residents almost since the inception of the Township's van service in 2006.

In making the grant, Healthcare Foundation Chairman James C. Styer noted that "the trustees would like to express their support for the high quality program [the Township] provide[s] to the Highland Park/Highwood community."

Qualified residents (seniors, disabled and income challenged) may call a dedicated phone line, (847) 432-3000, for 48 hour advance reservations for the Moraine Door-to-Door paratransit van service, which operates primarily to and from medical appointments.

In addition, Highland Park Hospital President Jesse Peterson Hall and Manager of Community Relations, Hania Fuschetto, presented a check for $4,500 from the Hospital to Supervisor Mari Barnes at the Board of Trustees meeting on February 23. These funds will be allocated towards the cost of medication and related hospital services for those who qualify under the General Assistance program administered by the Township for needy residents.

At that meeting, Mr. Hall thanked Supervisor Barnes for her collaboration with the Hospital, and the Supervisor expressed delight in being able to provide increased healthcare services for residents in economic distress.

"These generous public-private partnerships significantly assist us in stretching limited taxpayer dollars and keep us on track, helping those in need in our community," said Supervisor Barnes.

For detailed information about Moraine Door-to-Door paratransit van service, and the Township's General Assistance programs – as well as a host of activities conducted by Moraine Township for the public benefit – consult their website at http://morainetownship.org.

Township business hours at 777 Central Avenue, Highland Park, are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

For general information, call (847) 432-3240.

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