November 2020 - The Clemmons Community Foundation announces $122,682 in the first Shore Community Grants. Grants were awarded to fourteen nonprofit organizations. The programs and services will take place within the next year and serve residents of Yadkin County. Grants were made possible through the Wayne A. Shore Endowment Fund.
American Red Cross
$5,000 to support the Disaster Services program which provides sheltering and recovery assistance to meet disaster victim’s immediate needs.
Boonville Business and Downtown Development Association
$6,000 to purchase equipment for the children’s park in downtown Boonville. The park’s other recent renovation projects include its restrooms, picnic tables, and WIFI access to help students during remote learning due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
$5,000 to support the patient advocacy program in Yadkin County. The program reduces barriers to accessing cancer treatment support by connecting cancer patients with in-kind medication assistance programs and direct financial assistance for emergency unmet treatment needs.
Children's Center of Northwest North Carolina
$12,000 to support the Children’s Center’s Shelter program which provides safe and nurturing care for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, and at-risk environments.
Compassion Care Center
$3,296 to fund BrightCourse, an online and DVD version of their Just Earn While You Learn courses on prenatal care, pregnancy, and life skills, which they cannot currently provide in-person due to the COVID-19.
Hands of Hope Medical Clinic
$9,000 to support the increased operating hours with a bi-lingual practitioner in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to better serve the County’s Hispanic population.
$9,000 to support the Impact Yadkin program which provides supplies and labor to address the home repair needs of families in difficult situations.
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Yadkin County Center
$2,310 to expand a community garden and educational programs in home gardening and nutrition. The programs hope to encourage home gardening and provide food to reduce food insecurity in the community.
Surry Community College
$12,000 to purchase equipment and supplies for the new Central Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician course at the Yadkinville campus. The course leads to a certification in a medical field whose demand has increased due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Town of East Bend
$12,000 to support the building of the town’s first playground in its first park. The park will provide developmentally beneficial play for children, relaxation for adults, and a sense of community for the entire town.
Yadkin Arts Council
$5,675 to support the Page to Stage program. Working with Yadkin County Schools, the program produces live-theater for school-aged children using high school students as its cast.
Yadkin County Rescue Squad and EMS
$11,401 to purchase a more powerful boat motor and two emergency radios that will ensure a greater capacity to provide water-based rescues along the Yadkin River.
$10,500 to support an initiative between Yadkin Riverkeeper and Yadkin County emergency response agencies to develop maps and signage to assist emergency personnel when responding to incidents on the river. A second grant for $7,500 will be used to create a network of small farmers in Yadkin County to address infrastructure needs to help assist in more profitable and sustainable operations.
YVEDDI Yadkin County Senior Centers
Three grants totaling $12,000 to be evenly distributed among three senior centers for programs that serve senior residents throughout the county. These programs will increase the health of Yadkin County's seniors by providing fresh produce and self-care items at the Yadkin Valley Senior Center, exercise and activities (as feasible) at the East Bend Senior Center, and social interaction at the Yadkin County Senior Center.