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Grainger Foundation donates to Shepherd Foundation



Published: Fri, September 6, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Neighbors | Submitted .Jeff Hughes, Youngstown branch manager of W.W. Grainger presented Don Kacmar, executive director of Shepherd of the Valley with a check for $7,500.

The Grainger Foundation has donated $7,500 to Shepherd’s Foundation, in support of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services, Inc., in providing innovative life solutions for older adults through an integrated continuum of services.

“Resident safety is a primary concern at Shepherd of the Valley,” said Don Kacmar, Shepherd of the Valley’s executive director. “This grant will be used to help purchase and install wireless technology emergency call/response systems for our communities in Niles, Howland, and Poland. These funds, provided to Shepherd’s Foundation, will be used to help make that project a reality and to help ensure the safety of those who make their home with us. We gratefully appreciate this generous donation from The Grainger Foundation.”

This donation was recommended by Jeff Hughes, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, Youngstown location. Grainger has been a part of the Youngstown business community for more than 59 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products.

“We are proud to recommend the programs offered by Shepherd’s Foundation,” said Hughes. “We recommended this donation because it will serve important needs to seniors here in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.”

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Shepherd’s Foundation is the support arm of Shepherd of the Valley, a Christian not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing innovative life-solutions for older adults through an integrated continuum of services. Four Shepherd of the Valley communities in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, along with At Home With Shepherd Home Health, provide retirement living, rehabilitation services, and home health care for more than 700 seniors.


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