GENESEO — Teresa House received a $2,500 grant from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program thanks to being nominated by Livingston County Farmer, Craig Phelps.
According to a press release from Teresa House Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund which provides farmers the opportunity to give back to nonprofit organizations they care in about in their local communities.
“The Teresa House Board of Directors, staff and volunteers would like to thank Craig Phelps of Edgewood Farms in Groveland for designating us as a benefactor of the Monsanto ‘America’s Farmers Grow Communities’ grant,” said, Leah Fletcher, Teresa House Director of Administration. ” These funds will be used to support the Teresa House mission of providing a safe, comfortable and caring home for the terminally ill. We are truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community. We rely on donations to exist and we wouldn’t be able to continue our mission without the kindness of people like Craig.”
Since 2010, the Grow Communities program has given more than $29 million to non profits across rural America.
As part of their mission Teresa House is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable and caring home free of charge for terminally ill patients. The dedicated Teresa House staff and volunteers work in partnership with Livingston County Hospice. Teresa House provides a home environment of love, dignity and support to residents and their families. As a charitable organization, Teresa House is a donor driven community organization which receives no insurance reimbursements, state or government funding. All financial support for the House comes from donations, memorials, bequests, grants, individuals, businesses, service organizations, churches and fund-raising events. They also receive funding through United Way and SEFA, (State Employees Federated Appeal).