At LG Health, the most valuable assets are the thousands of providers and employees. The health system supports employees that are passionate about volunteerism, and support their personal endeavors that focus on improving health and well-being locally, nationally and internationally.
The Penn Medicine CAREs Grant program offers financial and institutional support to employees and programs in the form of grants that can be used for the purchase of supplies and other resources needed to perform this important work in the community.
LG Health is proud to share two recent Penn Medicine CAREs Grant recipients:
Rebecca Wilson Griffith, RN-BSN, Emergency Medicine, applied on behalf of Milagro House. The organization provides housing, education and support services for women and their children who would otherwise be homeless. In addition, Milagro House provides free CPR classes for their clients, because many are required to have their CPR certification for educational programs and jobs they pursue. Wilson Griffith’s grant will be used to purchase the necessary equipment and materials for those classes.
“This grant gives us an opportunity to provide CPR education for free, which is a huge asset and empowers the women who used Milagro House services,” explained Wilson Griffith.
Miriam Ortega, customer service specialist, Healthy Beginnings Plus, received a grant for San Juan Bautista Plaza, a youth and cultural center serving Lancaster City families in need of after-school program support, free household items, food and housing.
Ortega’s funds will allow the organization to build an awning over the entrance where individuals enter the thrift store, shielding them from the elements.
“The funds from the grant help us make the place more functional for the people who use it. I have been so blessed, and I love that I am able to serve others through this program,” shared Ortega.