Donations include medical supplies, construction services, and more
FARMINGTON, CT, June 3, 2015 – Seven Connecticut health organizations will receive funding and donated supplies and services this year, thanks to grants recently awarded by KBE Building Corporation.
Each grant is worth $1,500 and was made possible by KBE’s corporate philanthropic program 50 Ways to Make a Difference.
Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, the 50 Ways program has helped KBE associates donate more than $1.5 million and 9,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.
2015 Hospital Grants
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Winsted Health Center in Winsted, CT
- Funding for two all-weather benches to be placed outside the hospital entrance
Greenwich Hospital in Cos Cob, CT
- Funding for renovation to either a patient room or the main lobby
Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT
- Funding for taxi vouchers to help Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients attend a twice-weekly clinic
The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, CT
- Funding to help the Family Enrichment Center’s Grandmother Support Services enhance outreach to mothers of teen parents living in New Britain
Regional Hospice and Home Care Organization in Danbury, CT
- Funding for Special Patient Fund, which provides care, service, and hospital beds that are not covered under private or government insurances but give patients a better quality of life
Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation | Saint Mary’s Health System in Waterbury, CT
- Funding for the installation of benches and planters to beautify the Celebration of Lights Ceremony site
Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT
- Funding and volunteer services to support the Gaylord Gauntlet, the hospital’s annual competitive obstacle course fundraiser, scheduled for June 27. KBE will provide a $1,500 donation, the labor to construct the rope bridge obstacle, a competitive team for the race, and volunteers for the day of the event.
KBE also awarded a $1,500 grant to Lifebridge Health’s Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Funding will go toward updating the hospital’s Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) lounge.
About KBE Building Corporation
Located in Norwalk, CT; Farmington, CT; and Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE has managed more than $2.5 billion in construction volume over the last decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.
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