FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2023
HONORABLE ORDER OF KENTUCKY COLONELS
AWARD 343 GRANTS TOTALING $3.1 MILLION
KCEOC Community Action Partnership AN HONORED 2023 RECIPIENT
GRAY KY – KCEOC Community Action Partnership is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $3,974 to purchase for new playground equipment at our Emergency Support Center.
KCEOC Community Action Partnerships serves rural Appalachian communities by addressing all aspects of poverty and providing a hand up to people in need. This grant specifically will benefit families experiencing homelessness residing at our Emergency Support Center.
HOKC awarded $3.1 million in grants supporting 343 non-profits, 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.
According to Commanding General Gary Boschert: “2022/2023 was another generous year for Colonels. We were able to award another $3.1 million dollars to 343 non-profits this year that helps them support over 3.8 million Kentuckians. Kentucky Colonels generosity is heartfelt and well spent on worthy agencies across the Commonwealth. Our also long-term efforts in both western and eastern Kentucky are ongoing with funds remaining for each effort. We work with other agencies to ensure Kentucky Colonels money is spent wisely and deliver goods and products needed for the rebuild.”
About KCEOC Community Action Partnership
As one of the original 23 Community Action Agencies formed in 1964 after President Lyndon Johnson declared a “War on Poverty,” KCEOC Community Action Partnership has been helping others help themselves for over 58 years. This help has come in many forms, from early childhood education, to housing and food assistance, to weatherizing homes, to providing emergency services. The agency has served thousands of area residents in need and is constantly developing new programming to meet those needs, as well as serving as an advocate and voice for those who need a hand up. KCEOC CAP is constantly adapting service delivery models to accommodate the rapidly changing times to be able to provide services in the direst circumstances.
About the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels 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. Though the corporate name is The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, most know it by its long-term trademark, KENTUCKY COLONELS. Visit kycolonels.org to learn more.