COLUMN: GOOD DEEDS
Price Chopper raises $1.2 million for MDA (1) (Monochrome Display Adapter) The first IBM PC monochrome video display standard for text. Due to its lack of graphics, MDA cards were often replaced with Hercules cards, which provided both text and graphics. See PC display modes and Hercules Graphics.
Price Chopper, which operates stores in Central Massachusetts among locations in six states, has raised $1.2 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is an organization founded in 1950 which combats muscular dystrophy and diseases of the nervous system and muscular system in general by funding research, providing medical and community services, and educating health professionals through employees, customers and trade partners.
The money provides support for services to people living with neuromuscular diseases in Price Chopper's Northeastern territory.
Price Chopper has supported MDA for many years. Neil Golub, executive chairman of the Price Chopper board, has served in a voluntary role as national MDA vice president and co-emcee of the "MDA Show of Strength" on WCVB WCVB Warren County Visitors Bureau (Pennsylvania) TV5 in Needham. The supermarket chain has rallied behind him, and also for the past three years in memory of his business partner, Lewis Golub, who died in 2009 from the neuromuscular Lou Gehrig's disease Lou Geh·rig's disease
See amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. .
MDA maintains 230 clinics nationwide, including a clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
Connecticut Rotary donates to NEADS NEADS National Educational Association of Disabled Students
NEADS North East Air Defense Sector
NEADS National Education for Assistance Dog Services, Inc. (trains specialty dogs to assist disabled children and adults)
NEADS of Princeton has received a donation of $21,000 from the Connecticut Rotary.
The money was raised over the past year through hundreds of hours of effort to support the work of NEADS, a nonprofit that provides highly trained assistance dogs for wounded veterans, children and adults with a disability.
Over nearly 40 years, NEADS has provided more than 1,400 assistance dogs to individuals across the United States.
People's United makes $4,000 grant
People's United Community Foundation has awarded a $4,000 grant to the Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University.
The money will support expansion of activities offered through the Latinos Involved in Discovering Educational Resources program. LIDER LIDER Lasallian Institute for Development and Educational Research (De La Salle University-Manila) is an after-school program that engages Latino students and parents in activities facilitating access to higher education. It aims to increase Latino student enrollment in higher education.
The bank's foundation awards grants to nonprofits in the regions it serves. Founded in 1842, People's United Bank of Bridgeport, Conn., is a subsidiary of People's United Financial Inc. with $29 billion in assets. The bank has operations in Central Massachusetts.
Generator donated to Be Like Brit
FM Generator of Canton has donated a minivan-sized 60 kilowatt generator to help power the Be Like Brit Orphanage nearing completion in Haiti.
The generator will provide electricity to the orphanage under construction in Grand Goave, Haiti, an area that continues to experience power outages.
Britney Gengel, in whose memory the orphanage is being built by her family and their nonprofit Be Like Brit, was scheduled to visit Grand Goave the week she was killed in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. She was visiting Haiti with a student and teacher outreach group from Lynn University.
More good deeds, grants from GWCF
Good Deeds continues with its look at some of the grants awarded by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation so far this year that are part of distributions totaling more than $623,602 from named endowments created by individuals, organizations and businesses:
$20,000 to the city of Worcester Health and Human Services Noun 1. Health and Human Services - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979
Department of Health and Human Services, HHS from the Olive I. and Anthony Borgatti Jr. Fund to support outreach efforts that connect frail and vulnerable seniors to needed services.
$17,500 to YouthNet Summer 2012 from the Youth Opportunity Fund for summer evening programs for young teens.
$18,000 to Valley Residents for Improvement Inc. from the Marian B. Kubelus and Marian Zell Nesbit Memorial Fund for the summer day camp at Lakeside Apartments with the Worcester Housing Authority and YMCA of Central Massachusetts.
$12,500 to Pathways for Change from the Worcester Credit Bureau Fund for the rape crisis hot line and counseling in support of multicultural education and prevention services to individuals impacted by sexual violence.
$8,000 to the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Center in Worcester from the Providence & Worcester Railroad Co. Fund in support of creating safe, attractive and livable communities for a diverse group of Piedmont-area residents.