The Board of Directors of the Walton County Health Care Foundation, Inc. is pleased to post the report of our activities through our fiscal year end of September, 2016. Since our inception in 2006, we have provided over $3.1 million dollars in support of healthcare and wellness projects and services within Walton County, GA.
The Foundation continues to support government agencies and 501-C3 organizations that provide emergency assistance and health care services to all citizens within our communities. During our current grant cycle, we were pleased to be able to provide funding to purchase medical equipment and supplies for the Faith In Serving Humanity organization who provides free medical and dental services for the uninsured and under insured individuals within our communities. These services would not be possible without the time and expertise of countless medical professionals who continue to donate their time providing services through the F.I.S.H. clinics.
We continue to support healthy lifestyles and proper nutrition within our communities. Through leadership provided by an ongoing initiative of Walton Wellness, Inc., a community garden has been established in cooperation with the Walton County Sheriff’s Department and community volunteers. Prisoners from the Walton County Jail along with these volunteers plant, maintain and harvest vegetables that provide fresh produce for the F.I.S.H. Farmer’s Market. The market also distributes donated produce from other farms and businesses in our community. This garden project provides fresh produce for over 450 people each summer.
WCHCFI supports initiatives that encourage active lifestyles for our youth and adults. Project Road Share has established designated bike trails within the county. Designated parking areas are available for cyclists who come into Walton County to ride the trails. We support Wellness Walks with published maps for walking tours through the historic communities of Monroe and Social Circle.
In an effort to enhance the delivery of medical care within our communities in Walton County, our Foundation continues to provide financial assistance funds at area community colleges to assist students living in Walton County who need financial aid and are pursuing careers in the health care industry. More information on initiatives and organizations that we support can be found under the grant section of our site.
The Walton County Health Care Foundation continues to seek opportunities where we can support viable initiatives that focus on enhancing the overall health of Walton County citizens.
Henry Wall, D.V.M.
Walton County Health Care Foundation