UCHS Receives Grant from The Cannon Foundation

October 5, 2015

United Church Homes and Services in Newton, NC has received a $150,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation in support of their capital campaign to replace the Healthcare Center at Abernethy Laurels retirement community.

"We are deeply honored to be the recipient of this gift," said UCHS President and CEO Lee B. Syria. "The Cannon Foundation has a long history of continuing the philanthropic vision of Charles A. Cannon by providing much-needed funding to not-for-profit organizations. We are grateful to The Cannon Foundation for this very generous gift".

The $28 million healthcare center replacement project will provide a new two-story building for 96 residents living in "households", groupings that evoke a feeling of "home" in the living and dining areas. It is anticipated the project will take approximately 18 months to complete. Following construction of the households the existing Healthcare Center will be demolished and a new one built to accommodate residents in a more home-like setting.

Capital Campaign Chairman Joe Beaman echoed Syria's thanks. "The Cannon Foundation is one of a few foundations that will fund capital improvements," he noted. "We are very thankful they considered our Healthcare Center replacement as worthy of their support."

United Church Homes and Services is a Christian ministry committed to providing vibrant senior living opportunities, diverse programs of outreach and compassionate healthcare services. UCHS serves over 2000 older adults each year at eleven locations across NC and VA and employs more than 800 people. For more information, please visit www.uchas.org.