ARH Foundation’s Hearts for Hope Kicks Off February 1
January 31, 2024 – The Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation for Healthier Communities is kicking off the second annual Hearts for Hope fundraiser on Thursday, February 1, to support the work that they’re doing in Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia.
“We are committed to investing in the communities that we serve and look forward to giving a hand up to those who need it most,” shared ARH Foundation Executive Director Angela Bailey.
People wishing to donate can do so in person at all Community Trust Bank locations in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Tennessee, and at Bourbon N’ Toulouse in Lexington at their Euclid Avenue location. Online donations can be made at http://tinyurl.com/kfaacnr7. Any updates for additional in-person locations will be posted on ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities’ social media pages – @arhfoundationky and https://www.facebook.com/ARHfoundation.
The ARH Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Appalachian Regional Healthcare. It works daily to further healthcare, education, and community involvement throughout eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia, all while assisting those in need.
To date, the ARH Foundation has dispersed more than $1.5 million in funds to those affected by the floods in Eastern Kentucky, put $34,000 back into schools through the WYMT Football Game of the Week sponsorship, and supported countless people through their Employee Emergency Assistance Fund and general fund, including supporting numerous programs that provided Christmas gifts to children around Appalachia.
Needs continue to arise throughout the region, and the ARH Foundation is actively working to address those needs but can only do so with the community’s support.
“Each and every day we receive requests for assistance, and we are committed to standing by our neighbors and being there in their time of need, but our work is only possible through the kindness and generosity of those who share the Foundation’s vision of making a lasting impact on our communities,” said Angela Bailey.
Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) is a not-for-profit health system operating 14 hospitals in Barbourville, Hazard, Harlan, Hyden, Martin, McDowell, Middlesboro, Paintsville, Prestonsburg, West Liberty, Whitesburg, and South Williamson in Kentucky and Beckley and Hinton in West Virginia, as well as multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, home medical equipment stores, retail pharmacies, and medical spas. ARH employs approximately 6,700 people with an annual payroll and benefits of $474 million generated into our local economies. ARH also has a network of more than 1,300 providers on staff across its multi-state system. ARH is the largest provider of care, the single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky, and the third-largest private employer in southern West Virginia.