Jul 12, 2023
Fourth Consecutive Annual Grant from Qlarant
McDaniel, MD – Bay Hundred Community Volunteers, a non-profit community service organization dedicated to providing zero-cost home repair services to neighbors in need, has received a $15,000 charitable grant from Qlarant Foundation. This is the fourth consecutive year that Bay Hundred Community Volunteers (BHCV) has received a grant from Qlarant, a fellow Talbot County, Maryland based organization. Starting in 2020, the Qlarant Foundation support has allowed BHCV to begin and expand an ADA compliant modular aluminum wheel chair ramp program.
“We are honored to once again be a recipient of a Qlarant Foundation grant,” said Bill Shrieves, BHCV President. “This is the fourth year that we have been fortunate to receive this financial support. The funding allows us to continue our ramp program, enabling our clients to safely enter and exit their homes. Without this program, many of our county residents would not be able to go out for necessities, doctors’ appointments, or even just some sunshine and fresh air on their property.”
For over 20 years, BHCV’s all-volunteer program has made repairs or improvements to homes in their area to allow residents to remain safe in their homes and thrive in their communities. Their work often includes repairing leaky roofs, installing grab bars, replacing deteriorating steps, and installing entry ramps.
“Our programs serve very low and extremely low income individuals,” said Bernie Miller, BHCV Director. “In most cases, these folks are on fixed incomes. Minor, inexpensive repairs can have major impacts on their quality of life. The work we do provides a lot of peace of mind for our neighbors.”
About Bay Hundred Community Volunteers
The Bay Hundred Community Volunteers (BHCV) organization is founded on a philosophy of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”. When someone comes to us with a housing need, we work with our own resources or partner with other organizations to address the problem. In some cases, committee members perform the work and in others, we use contractors. The people who come to us are frequently seniors on a fixed income. They can meet their daily needs, but can’t afford a major expense like a new roof or a plumbing problem. We do not replace entire houses. Our goal is to reverse a deteriorating situation and improve living conditions. Funding for our projects comes from the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and foundations in the area.
About Qlarant Foundation
Qlarant Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Qlarant, a not-for-profit nationally respected leader in fighting fraud, waste & abuse, improving program quality, and optimizing performance. The organization was founded 50 years ago to improve health care and human services for all. Qlarant Foundation is focused on reinvesting in their people and resources to better support their clients’ missions. www.qlarant.com/foundation
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Bill Shrieves at 410.924.1177 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.