Pisgah Health Foundation has approved United Way of Henderson County for funding of hygiene kits for Henderson County Public School students.
UWHC is committed to assisting Henderson County schools as they are operating with new costs and severely stretched budgets. Associate Superintendent of Schools John Bryant, the Board’s immediate past president, is an invaluable liaison between the schools and UWHC. Dr. Bryant continuously provides updates on how the community can best support students and schools, and has alerted UWHC that many students and their families lack essential items – masks, hand sanitizer, and information about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Families will need these hygiene items and comprehensive information about how to stay safe, and this is the best way to reach families with school-aged children. Pisgah Health Foundation would be funding hygiene kits for approximately 3,000 students.
“In support of families, teachers and children, it is our hope that this assistance will be of great value to Henderson County during this time” Dr. Jim Tyson, Pisgah Health Foundation Board of Directors”, said James Tyson.
The hygiene kits will be a critical tool to enable students to safely reduce the risk of COIVD-19 transmission.
About Pisgah Health Foundation: The Pisgah Health Foundation is a public 501 (c)(3) charity founded in 2019, by a board of seven caring individuals focused on improving the health, wellness and lives of western North Carolina residents. The organization evolved out of the Transylvania Regional Hospital Foundation. Pisgah Health Foundation’s drive is to improve health and wellness by addressing healthy opportunities in targeted social determinants of health areas including Health, Food Insecurity, Housing, Social Cohesion and Education. Board Members include Cathleen Blanchard; Dave Neumann, Esq; Jamie Ramsey, MD; Jeremy Purcell, Art Fisher; Jim Tyson, MD; Jim Wright, MD. Lex Green, CPA serves as President. To learn more, please visit pisgahhealthfoundation.org.