In May, the Corning Incorporated Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the Warm Hearth Foundation to help provide meals to low-income seniors at Showalter Center and Kroontje Health Care Center.
In keeping with its nonprofit mission, Warm Hearth Village provides subsidized housing for low-income seniors (144 apartments), auxiliary grants in cooperation with the Department of Social Services, reduced rent and Medicaid for those who qualify. The Corning funds will help greatly with the subsidy costs and benefit the foundation as it works to bring new programs and assistance to these residents on campus.
Karen Nelson, associate director of development at Warm Hearth, explained that the Corning Incorporated Foundation provides grants to nonprofits in the communities where they operate. “We are so grateful to have a long-term relationship with Corning, because they are invested in bettering the lives of seniors in need,” Nelson said.
Warm Hearth Village is a nonprofit senior living community in Blacksburg that provides a full continuum of living options on our campus and in the home.