Pictured: from l. to r.: Kathryn Molina, Director Leslie Town Centre; John Bell, Executive Director CRMC Foundation; Amanda Scott, Events Coordinator CRMC Foundation

“Nonprofits influence the availability of helpful resources in the community”

The Leslie Town Centre (LTC) has awarded CRMC Foundation (Foundation), a nonprofit organization that offers charitable aid to Upper Cumberland residents struggling with disease, sickness or injury, with $500 from the Together We Care Program.

“As a public, nonprofit organization overseen by the Public Building Authority of the City of Cookeville, we believe it is important to support our fellow nonprofits. We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to reinvest in our community,” said Kathryn Molina, Director of Leslie Town Centre.

LTC says nonprofits influence the availability of helpful resources in the community.

“The availability of helpful resources in our vibrant community is greatly influenced by nonprofits, and it’s important to recognize those organizations that make those resources available,” according to LTC. “In 2009, the Leslie Town Centre established a charitable-giving program called Together We Care, to help by giving nonprofits funds to help cover costs associated with their fundraisers.”

The effort is funded by the proceeds from ticket sales at Mistletoe Market, LTC’s holiday sales event that includes more than 50 local merchants and is held annually in November.

“We are grateful to the Leslie Town Centre for this gift and will place it into our Community Health Fund to assist local residents struggling with disease, sickness or injury,” said John Bell, Executive Director of CRMC Foundation.

The Foundation supports public charitable health care services; promotes compassionate programs for patients; and encourages investment in Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

“One hundred percent of gifts are used for services and no portion of gifts are used for overhead or staff expenses,” according to a release by the LTC. “Gifts become medicine, medical equipment, health services, screenings, transportation and critical home needs like groceries and utilities for patients and families facing a health emergency.”

Co-owned by the City of Cookeville and Putnam County, Leslie Town Centre is supported solely by the revenues from its two venue spaces:

  • The Estes Williams Center is 7,200 square feet
  • The Herald–Citizen Room, on the upper level, is 1,500 square feet.

For more information on its services visit LeslieTownCentre.com, email Kathryn@LeslieTownCentre.com or contact Kathryn Molina at 931-372-7200.

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