Children are an important part of our community. Not only are they currently members of society, but they are also our future workforce and business owners, our neighbors, and our political leaders of tomorrow. Through after-school activities, summer camps, sports leagues, and much more, the Salvation Army has provided a space for children to experience safe and enriching opportunities to learn and grow to become thoughtful, active adults in our community. But, nonprofits like the Salvation Army need community support to be able to carry out their services that are impacting the lives of so many.
In 2005, Edwin Lee established a fund with the Henry County Community Foundation in memory of his wife, Gladys. The Gladys M. Lee fund is designated to give to three organizations in Henry County, one of which is the Salvation Army. He saw the positive influence the Salvation Army had on the community and wanted a way to provide support for future generations.
You see, when Mr. Lee gave his donation, more than fifteen years ago, many of the children benefiting from programs at the Salvation Army had not been born. Yet since he created an endowment fund at HCCF, children are being impacted today through the donation he made in 2005.
This gift by Mr. Lee has made him a part of the rich history of the Henry County Community Foundation and will carry on the legacy of the Lee Family forever.
Just like the Lees, when you give to HCCF, you can have an impact on lives in the community today and for generations to come.