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Hospital gives shelter $40,000 gift

July 24, 2002|By

Washington County Hospital recently presented a check for $40,000 to REACH, Inc. to help fund a permanent location for its Cold Weather Shelter.

REACH, Inc. applied for a grant from the hospital's Community Benefit Fund, and was selected as one of the grant recipients this year.

Washington County Health System, Inc., the parent company of Washington County Hospital, established the Community Benefits Fund to promote the health and well-being of the residents of the community.

REACH, Inc. will use the funds to renovate part of a building at 148 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown to provide a permanent shelter location for the homeless of Washington County. This space has been provided to REACH, Inc. by Christ's Reformed Church rent-free for the next 30 years.

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According to Terri Baker, executive director of REACH, Inc., they hope to be in the new location by the end of next year.

"We are very thankful for the hospital's generosity and are looking forward to a permanent location for the shelter," Baker said. "There is a great need in our community for this service, and a tremendous faith by our community that together we can make a difference."

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