Second Quarter 2009

15 October, 2009

During the Venturi, Inc. Quarterly Breakfast, the Venturi Brighter Day Employee Fund awarded three large grants. This quarter’s recipients were the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, The Riley Center, and 305 8th Street.

The first check for $5000 was presented to The Huntsville Hospital Foundation for the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund. The Fund constantly strives to provide additional and more advanced equipment for the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU). The gift will be used to purchase 2 cribettes for the RNICU. The cribettes are used for infants as they transition from the unit to discharge.

Above: Chris Simpson presents the Huntsville Hospital Foundation with a check from the Employees of Venturi.

The second $5000 check was presented to The Riley Center. The Riley Center provides comprehensive services using a multidisciplinary approach to fulfill the need for earlier diagnosis and treatment for children and their families faced with autism. The Riley Center will use the gift to support their clinic program where they provide one-on-one Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy. The gift will allow them to purchase assessment and evaluation materials, therapy room furniture and equipment, and ABA therapy and training materials.

Above: Chris Simpson presents The Riley Center with a check from the Employees of Venturi.

The final $5000 check was presented to Andrea Williams, Executive Director for 305 8th Street by Chris Simpson (photo at left). 305 8th Street provides a home for adults with mental disabilities. They will use the gift to complete the downstairs living area. This is an area that was not completed during the “From the Ground Up Project” last August and needs new flooring, ceiling tiles, lighting additions and trim around exposed plumbing pipes. Their goal is to equip the downstairs with appropriate seating, gaming, and computing systems for all of the residents to enjoy in a warm, safe environment.

Above: Chris Simpson presents Andrea Williams of 305 8th Street with a check from the Employees of Venturi.

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