Two final grants from the 2018 Delta Community Philanthropic Fund were awarded in a check presentation ceremony at the Cobb-based credit union’s Mt. Zion location.

Delta Community CEO Hank Halter and Mt. Zion branch manager Tonya Ramsey presented a total of $7,500 to two charities which provide health and human services in Coweta, Clayton, Fayette, Fulton, and other Georgia counties.

“These organizations provide valuable support to people who are working hard to maintain stable homes, as well as their families’ physical health,” said Halter. “We’re proud to support their efforts.”

Healing Bridge Clinic received a $2,500 grant to help provide free health care to uninsured and underinsured people living in Fayette, Coweta and South Fulton counties. It offers weekly clinics where doctors, nurses and other medical volunteers treat patients, and also helps people connect with legal professionals who provide information about tenants’ rights.

House of Dawn received a $5,000 donation to fund its Parent Economic Stability initiative. In addition to safe, stable housing, House of Dawn offers educational help, life-skills training and other resources to homeless teenagers who are pregnant or who already have children. The facility is open to teens throughout the Southeast, but primarily serves Clayton County where the rate of teen pregnancy is among the highest in Georgia.

“This grant will provide many of the resources we need to help our residents succeed in the classroom, on the job and in life,” said Dawn Murray, founder and CEO. “Many of these girls have, literally, no understanding of how to even open a checking account. Providing financial literacy skills such as credit and money management, or simple budgeting, can help them achieve sustainable independence.”

The grants were the last of 22 awarded throughout metro Atlanta from the 2018 Delta Community Philanthropic Fund.

Now in its fifth year, the fund invests in charities whose purpose is to help families manage household finances, or to improve the physical and financial well-being of young people.

“Since its inception in 2013, our Philanthropic Fund has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to organizations which improve lives by offering educational opportunities, job and career training, and valuable services to families in need,” said Halter. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to support causes which are important to Delta Community members and our employees and look forward to continuing our community investment next year.”

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