ASHLAND, Ky. – King’s
Daughters Health Foundation has received a $20,000 grant from the BP Fueling
Communities Program in support of King’s Daughters mobile health initiatives.
The foundation was nominated for the Fueling Communities
program by the John W. Clark Oil Co., a BP distributor and operator of Clark’s
Pump-N-Shop stores throughout Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.
The BP Fueling Communities program provides grant donations
to local organizations nominated by local BP business owners to support the
communities in which they do business. Fueling Communities gives back to local
organizations that support health, education, youth, food and housing in order
to spread charity and goodwill wherever it’s needed most.
Brent Clark, president of Clark’s Pump-N-Shop stores,
nominated the Foundation based on personal experience with King’s Daughters.
“As an active member of the Health Foundation Board, I have
been directly involved in raising funds for the three most recent Health
Foundation projects,” Clark noted in the nomination. “King’s Daughters Health
Foundation is committed to improving the health and quality of life in our
communities,” he said.
With the Fueling Communities grant, the Foundation has
raised more than $200,000 of its $700,000 goal, said Jane Blankenship,
executive director of the Foundation. The funds are being used to purchase two
mobile health units that will bring free screenings, diagnostic testing
services, physician services, occupational medicine, education and other
healthcare services to people throughout the region.
“We are extremely grateful to our neighbors at John W. Clark
Oil Co. and Clark’s Pump-N-Shop for their support,” Blankenship noted. “It is
this type of local philanthropy that really distinguishes Ashland and the
The first of the two mobile health units arrived in November
and has already been put to use delivering cardiac screenings, education and
The second unit is slated for delivery in January, she
“Many of the communities we serve through our mobile health
program are underserved, and our mobile health units may be those communities’
only connection to healthcare services,” Blankenship said.
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