The Foundation for the Mid South, a not-for-profit organization based in Jackson, MS, recently received a grant from the Baxter International Foundation to restore health services diminished by last year’s hurricanes in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. The Baxter International Foundation Health Recovery Fund will provide immediate financial resources to health care clinics, nonprofits and other community-based health services. The fund will include $250,000 in recovery grants and $500,000 in restoration grants. Individual grants of $30,000 each will also be given to support local healthcare professionals in their efforts to re-establish health services to communities in need.
“The Foundation for the Mid South’s approach to disaster relief for hurricane-affected regions is in line with the Baxter International Foundation’s mission to support improved access to healthcare,” said Celene Peurye, executive director of the Baxter International Foundation. She added, “we’re proud to support an organization that will provide both short and long-term support to those community-based health organizations most affected by the disaster.” The Baxter International Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Baxter International Inc., helps organizations increase access to healthcare in the United States and abroad.
Source: Foundation for the Mid South press release dated February 1, 2006