Every year we give away two $2,000 AED grants to organizations who we feel could benefit from having them available. While reading through the grant submissions, we found many many worthy organizations, and the choice was not an easy one to make. While researching our winners a little further, we realized this is an amazing opportunity to help an amazing group of people. Nurses really are on the front line of everything affecting our country this year, and Black Nurses Rock! (BNR) has a mission we can thoroughly get behind.
From their website:
Black Nurses Rock Inc. is an organization with a focus to foster a positive environment of professional growth and development. We provide support and mentorship to nurses in an effort to elevate our profession and improve our communities.
The Mobile Bay Area Chapter of Black Nurses Rock is the recipient of our most recent grant.
Of their chapter, they say:
BNR- Mobile Bay Area Chapter became an official chapter on October 14, 2016. Black Nurses Rock Mobile Bay Area is a non-profit group. It is a group of professional nurses from various hospitals, long term care, academic institutions, and all healthcare settings. Our mission and goals are to help educate, engage, and inspire our community to be active in their healthcare and therefore decrease healthcare disparities. Community focused on education, prevention and to advocate for resources that will decrease disparities. We also mentor and help develop nurses to achieve their potential in healthcare settings. The chapter started with ten members and continues to grow to as many as thirty members. We have answered the call to help our community. Our chapter has participated in numerous community events by volunteering and educating the community. Our participation includes presenting a Go Red for Women event, Health Fairs, engaging in the Breast Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Kidney Disease awareness walks, and Project Homeless Connect events. We are dedicated to health awareness by serving in the roles of educators, mentors, and healthcare providers.
They asked for our help and, according to their application, “Having an AED available would be beneficial to the facility that we share with the COGP Mobile County Community Service Development Corporation that serves the underserved population of Prichard Alabama.”
We are pleased to help BNR Mobile Bay Area Chapter get the AED they need.
Next Grant Cycle:
We are currently taking applications for our next grant which will be awarded in December. The deadline for that grant is November 30, 2020. We look forward to reading your submission! You can find out more about the application process and access the forms here.