St. John’s Foundation Awards Grants
St. John’s Mercy Regional Foundation, Joplin, Mo., awarded grants totaling $11,950 in October. The grants included fund raising assistance and grants of up to $1,500, if needed, awarded to Unified School District #508, Baxter Springs, Kan., and Unified School District #404, Riverton, Kan., for the purchase of defibrillators. The volunteer fire department in Galena, Kan., received a $1,050 matching grant to purchase a defibrillator for its rescue unit. Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri received $1,900 for medical supplies and training, and the Mercy Discovery Center at St. John’s received $6,000. For more information, contact Merle Allen of the Foundation at 417/625-2266.