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The Kentucky Colonels award 314 grants totaling $3.1 million

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Through donations from Colonels in Kentucky and around the world, the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) will award $3.1 million to support 314 charities throughout the Commonwealth. This year’s Good Works Program will impact more than 3.9 million Kentuckians.

The Good Works Program focuses on areas that include: Community enhancement, community support, education, homeless and low income, health rehabilitation and life skills, historic preservation, veteran services, and youth services. Central Kentucky area charities will receive 88 grants totaling over $640,000.

According to HOKC Executive Director Sherry Crose: “Through the generosity of Kentucky Colonels, we were able to assist nonprofits with their missions of helping others. Because Colonels gave…we can impact qualified nonprofits so they can assist their neighbors.”

Central Kentucky area recipients will be announced Wednesday, June 15th at 1:00 PM EDT at Chrysalis House and hosted by WVLK-AM Radio morning show host Colonel Jack Pattie. This will be one of five grant events held throughout the state during the Kentucky Colonels Grant Impact Week, June 13th-17th. Other events will take place in Prestonsburg, Madisonville, Louisville, and Verona.

HOKC Commanding General Gary Boschert added: “The year 2021/early 2022 was a challenging year and the Kentucky Colonels stepped up to the challenges. Through extremely generous individuals we were able to increase our regular grant impact for the Good Works Program by over $1,000,000.00.

This 3.1 million dollar is the most money we have ever been able to spend on the program.  In addition, after the horrible storms that devastated Western Kentucky, Colonels stepped up and donated millions of dollars and we are able to grant 3.7 million for the long-term recovery of the region.

Thank you, Colonels, for your generosity and continued support. Your help allows all the Trustees to help impact millions of Kentuckians.”

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