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Neighborhood Investment Program announces award

By Staff | Sep 11, 2015

It was recently announced that Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers ranked No. 11 out of 227 applicants and is receiving an award amount of $50,000. Good Shepherd will immediately begin accepting donations for NIP credit.

NIP staff scored 227 applications with requests for fiscal year 2016 totaling $7,272,475. The NIP Advisory Board met on Aug. 28 to approve award recommendations. All award amounts have been certified by Secretary Keith Burdette and are final.

What does NIP mean for the donor? The donor receives tax credits up to one half of donations that are $500 or over. By supporting local charities one contributes to the growth and improvement where they spend the most time.

Though there are many national organizations competing for donor’s money, dollars are needed closer to home. Last month Good Shepherd volunteers provided over 200 rides to and from doctor’s visits for seniors who can no longer drive themselves. The group also cared for those living alone.

Requests are made daily by aging and disabled community members. Therefore donated dollars help someone who can’t drive to get food from the grocery store or the local food bank. Those same donations provide help to drive someone to and from dialysis treatment, who has stage four kidney failure. They also help comfort those who live alone since the passing of their partner with calls and visits.

Help Good Shepherd to care for the community’s aging and disable neighbors. Help make sure the free services of Good Shepherd Caregivers are available.

Call Paula at 304-876-7182 for more information on the Neighborhood Investment Program and how to invest in the community!