Youth Of Virginia Speak Out (YOVASO) receives $5,000 Grant
YOVASO is a youth leadership organization focused on educating, encouraging and empowering teenagers to be traffic safety advocates in their schools and communities. The organization’s focus areas include seat belts, speeding, underage drinking/impaired driving and distracted driving. The $5,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation is to support “Arrive Alive – Txt Later. Buckle Up Now,” a peer-to-peer safe driving and passenger safety project.
BEDCO Cares Fund supports Driver Training for High School Students
Ask any teenager and the second most important think he or she owns is a driver’s license (the phone of course being first). But before a student can get that coveted license, the student must complete and pass driver’s education. For some, the full $250 fee is not in the family budget. BEDCO Cares (Bedford County Cares) established a fund at the Foundation that provides scholarship dollars to help students and their families pay for driver’s education. For more information and an application, high school students should contact their high school guidance counselors.
For over twenty five years the Bedford Community Health Foundation has worked to improve the health of our community. Mammography screening for the poor, school nurses in every public school, therapy for the mentally and physically challenged, care for our elderly, emergency medical services, equipment for our local hospital – these are just a few of the challenges the Foundation has addressed. Careful and responsible financial management and planning allow for funding that affects every resident of Bedford and ensures a sound future for health-care in Bedford.
Our Foundation Offers You an Opportunity to Impact the Health of Our Community
We meet those needs through the support of our members and community residents like you. We are your health-care advocate and our vision is to make Bedford the healthiest community in Virginia. If you are not a member of the Foundation, please consider becoming a member. Want to know more? Click here.