FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sarah Langmeyer
HONORABLE ORDER OF KENTUCKY COLONELS
AWARD 343 GRANTS TOTALING $3.1 MILLION
Southwest Community Ministries AN HONORED 2023 RECIPIENT
Louisville, KY – Southwest Community Ministries is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $9,465.01 to purchase a new HVAC unit for their administrative building.
Southwest Community Ministries serves those living in 40258, 40272 and the Jefferson County portion of 40177 by uniting community partners to fulfill the needs of their neighbors in crisis. This is done through a Dare to Care sponsored food pantry, meals on wheels program, emergency financial assistance and children’s programming.
HOKC awarded $3.1 million in grants supporting 343 non-profits, impacting more than 3.8 million Kentuckians. These grants are made possible through donations from Kentucky Colonels located throughout the Commonwealth and around the world who chose to exercise the honor of being named a Kentucky Colonel in a meaningful way.
According to Commanding General Gary Boschert: “2022/2023 was another generous year for Colonels. We were able to award another $3.1 million dollars to 343 non-profits this year that helps them support over 3.8 million Kentuckians. Kentucky Colonels generosity is heartfelt and well spent on worthy agencies across the Commonwealth. Our also long-term efforts in both western and eastern Kentucky are ongoing with funds remaining for each effort. We work with other agencies to ensure Kentucky Colonels money is spent wisely and deliver goods and products needed for the rebuild.”
About Southwest Community Ministries
Southwest Community Ministries is a 501(c) (3) entity dedicated to helping meet the needs of our neighbors who are experiencing a crisis. The organization is governed by an all-volunteer board, that live, work or have strong ties to the Southend of Louisville. On average 800 households are impacted each and every month through their Meals on Wheels, Emergency Financial Assistance, Food Pantry and Children’s Programming. All funding and services are possible thanks to the generosity of the volunteers, individual donors and community partners who share the passion for helping those in need. Visit supportswcm.org to learn more.
About the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is a 501(c) (3) entity dedicated to supporting charitable activities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The organization is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees. The “Kentucky Colonel” commission is an honorary title granted by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Since 1951, the organization has pursued its mission through annual grants totaling $63 million to more than 1,700 nonprofits. Of those Colonels’ contributions, each grant is thoroughly vetted by the trustees and staff. Though the corporate name is The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, most know it by its long-term trademark, KENTUCKY COLONELS. Visit kycolonels.org to learn more.