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Grants Help Interfaith Caregivers Care for Mercer’s Elderly and Disabled
Funding helps Mercer County, NJ, nonprofiit provide free caregiving services to close to 300 seniors annually
The most recent organizational supporters, with donations totaling $40,000, include the Lawrence Township Community Foundation, Nicholson Foundation, Karma Foundation, Roma Bank Community Foundation, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Jane Latini, ICGMC’s Acting Executive Director, emphasizes the importance of these grants to the nonprofit organization, stating, “The elderly segment of Mercer County’s population is growing quickly, with studies showing it will triple by 2025. As the population ages – and as families are pulled in so many difference directions – the need for free caregiving services increases. Armed with hundreds of trained and dedicated volunteers, nearly two decades of experience, and generous community financial support, Interfaith Caregivers is doing everything we can to prepare to meet this need. During trying times such as Hurricane Sandy, our volunteers were on hand to make sure our clients were safe and secure. We find that they are sometimes the only people visiting with and helping local homebound seniors on a regular basis.”
Last year alone, ICGMC recruited three new congregations/
To volunteer, donate, and/or request services and information, visit http://www.icgmc.org and/or call 609-393-9922.