Heart 2 Heart Volunteers Inc. Receives Grant From Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation For Quality Of Life Grants Program

Supported by a Grant from Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Wheeling, WV – August 30, 2016 – Heart 2 Heart Volunteers Inc. is proud to announce that it has received a Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 79 grants totaling over $575,704 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Conceived by the late Dana Reeve, the program has awarded over 2,700 grants totaling over $20 million since 1999. 

Heart 2 Heart Volunteers Inc.will use the grant forvisiting the sick, disabled and elderly–providing them with support for their spiritually, physically and emotional well-being.

Heart 2 Heart Volunteers Inc. is honored to receive a grant from an organization as well-know and impactful as The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Awarded twice yearly, grant requests were evaluated and scored based on a rigorous review process to determine funding for organizations that improve daily life for those living with paralysis, as well as their families and caregivers. In this particular grant cycle, the grantee review board awarded a significant number of grants in medically underserved areas for modification projects, animal service programs and veteran programs. 

“Accessibility modifications and service animals help create greater independence both in home and public settings, which is key to increase inclusion in the community.” said Donna Valente, Director of Quality of Life Grants. “By supporting these types of programs in underserved areas, we are able to remove barriers to independent living for individuals living with disabilities and their families.”                

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Program was created to address the myriad needs of children and adults living with paralysis, as well as provide assistance and education to their families and caregivers. Funded programs serve individuals living with paralysis caused by injuries, diseases or birth conditions, including but not limited to, stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The grants support innovative initiatives that aim to increase quality of life by improving physical and emotional health, broadening community engagement, and increasing independence. Quality of Life grants are funded through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living (cooperative agreement number 90PR3001-01-00).

About the Reeve Foundation

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. We meet all 20 of the Better Business Bureau’s standards for charity accountability and hold the BBB’s Charity Seal. The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) is a program of the Reeve Foundation,and is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (cooperative agreement number 90PR3002). For more information, please visit our website at www.ChristopherReeve.org or call 800-539-7309.

Heart 2 Heart Volunteers Inc. is a non-profit Christian faith based organization whose volunteers are dedicated to the mission of visiting the sick, disabled and elderly. We provide them with what they need spiritually, physically and emotionally to the best that we can. We are advocates for them and raise an awareness for what we believe is becoming a forgotten sector of society. Our volunteers are Christians from various denominations with a desire to fulfill the call of our Lord Jesus to visit the sick, disabled, and elderly, bringing the churches and community together for this purpose.


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Sharon Travis
Heart 2 Heart Volunteers Inc.

Rita Gentles
(973) 379-2690 ext. 7123