Nazareth Homes Foundation receives $20,000 grant from Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Funds to be used for medical equipment washer at Highlands Campus
The Nazareth Homes Foundation announced today it has received a $20,000 grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) to be used for the purchase of a medical equipment washer at its Highlands Campus located at 2000 Newburg Rd.
The specialized washer cleans wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment, such as walkers and toilet risers. Nazareth Home leadership chose to acquire this equipment with the grant funding due to its effectiveness and efficiency in cleaning and infection control, impact on staff time and safety, and contribution to the respect and dignity of elders. The equipment helps reduce the risk of infection, and in turn, the necessity for isolation among elders at Nazareth Home.
“This generous grant will enable us to enhance our medical care services at Nazareth Home through safety and infection control,” said Carrie Burns, Director of Development for Nazareth Home. “We are deeply grateful for the partnership and support of HOKC as we work every day to provide exceptional, person-centered care for adults and their families.”
HOKC is a 501(c)(3) entity dedicated to supporting charitable activities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The organization is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees. The “Kentucky Colonel” commission is an honorary title granted by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Since 1951, the organization has pursued its mission through annual grants totaling $63 million to more than 1,700 nonprofits. Of those Colonels’ contributions, each grant is thoroughly vetted by the trustees and staff.
In 2022/2023, HOKC awarded $3.1 million in grants supporting 343 nonprofits, impacting more than 3.8 million Kentuckians. Grants are made possible through donations from Kentucky Colonels from throughout the Commonwealth and around the world who chose to exercise the honor of being named a Kentucky Colonel in a meaningful way.
To learn more about HOKC, visit kycolonels.org.