Providing funds for worthy causes
Seen here are representatives of the recipient organizations from left: Caroline Rooney (Carefor Nor-Dun Senior Support Services), Terry Triskle (Community Food Share), Estella Rose (John Stewart Estate Board Member), Sandy Casselman (Linking Hands Program), and Cathy Tupper (J.W. McIntosh Senior Support Services). Carruthers photo
WINCHESTER – The Advisory Board of the John Stewart Estate Memorial Trust Fund announced that Grants totalling $9,249.45 were recently awarded to agencies serving the needs of the aged and poor in the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry for the year 2017, according to the recent press release.
The money for such grants is investment income derived from the 1991 sale of the John Stewart Home in Cornwall, which opened in 1930 as a modest facility to provide housing for poor and indigent persons. To date, over $246,749 has been distributed to appropriate agencies.
The local agencies receiving funding for this year are: the Linking Hands program of the House of Lazarus ($500), Carefor Nor-Dun Support Centre ($500), J.W. McIntosh Senior Services ($500), and Community Food Share ($1,149.45).