Pictured above from l. to r.: Lea Ann Gore, Twin Lakes Marketing and Sales Manager; Jonathan West, Twin Lakes General Manager & CEO; John Bell, CRMC Charitable Foundation Executive Director; Ben Danner, CRMC Charitable Foundation Grants Coordinator; Brent Young, CRMC Charitable Foundation Corporate Giving Coordinator

Foundation received $5,000 to purchase AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) speech tablets for non-verbal children

Cookeville – The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), the philanthropic arm of NTCA (the Rural Broadband Association) today announced the recipients of 23 grants totaling over $105,000 to support projects in communities served by NTCA members. 

Twin Lakes announced Cookeville Regional Medical Center Charitable Foundation as one of these grant recipients. The Foundation received $5,000 to purchase AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) speech tablets for non-verbal children and adults with autism, or patients of strokes, cancer or throat surgery so they can communicate with care givers and loved ones.

“Through the community grant program, FRS is proud to help multiply the work NTCA members are often already doing to give back so that their efforts can have an even greater impact on the communities they serve,” said FRS Executive Director Pam Becker. “We are grateful to the 23 NTCA companies that partnered with FRS this year to support these grants and would also like to thank Farm Credit East and the Carri Bennet Economic Development Fund for the additional support.”

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), the philanthropic arm of NTCA–and its members, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life in rural America by advancing an understanding of rural issues. Through scholarships, grants, and a variety of educational programs, FRS focuses on educating rural youth, encouraging community development and introducing policymakers to challenges unique to rural communities.

For more information visit frs.org.

Photo courtesy of CRMC.

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