Fourth Quarter 2009

29 January, 2010

During the Venturi, Inc. Quarterly Breakfast, the Venturi Brighter Day Employee fund awarded three large grants. This quarter’s recipients were Special Needs Accessible Playground (SNAP), Harris Home for Children, and Blue Star Mothers.

Our first grant winner, SNAP, was organized for the sole purpose of constructing a special needs playground in Morgan County. The playground will provide access to the 1,700 special needs children in the county. The playground, importantly, can also be used by all other children thus promoting interaction and mutual acceptance. SNAP will use their $5,000 grant towards the funding needed to complete Phase 2 of the playground.

Above: Derek Johns presents SNAP of Huntsville with a check from the Venturi Employees.

Our second grant winner, Harris Home for Children, is an organization that provides foster care, therapeutic, and educational services to help the neglected and dependent adolescent males and females of Alabama achieve their maximum potential. Teenagers live in multiple cottage-like homes learning life and social skills in an environment that allows them to develop into successful adults. Outside of the teenagers who live on the Harris Home campus, the organization offers an After School Program to elementary and middle school-aged children to offer them some of the same life changing opportunities. The $4,000 grant will be used towards their capital campaign to expand their infrastructure of Harris Home.

Above: Derek Johns presents the Harris Home for Children with a check from the Venturi Employees.

The third grant winner, Blue Star Mothers of Morgan County, is an organization developed to support active duty service personal in all services through care packages, promoting patriotism within their communities, and assist Veterans organization. This newly formed organization will use their $5,000 grant to advertise for fundraisers and send out care-packages to deployed service members.

Above: Derek Johns presents Blue Star Mothers of Morgan County with a check from the Venturi Employees.

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