Wendell Foster, a local agency serving people with disabilities, was awarded a $1,698 grant from Kentucky Colonels in September. The grant project was submitted to replace worn flooring in the busy after school autism program.

The Kentucky Colonels is an organization of talented and capable men and women appointed by the Governor because of their citizenship and service. Their primary objective is to support Kentucky organizations, like Wendell Foster, who stand ready to help our citizens everywhere. The Kentucky Colonels, through their Good Works Program, distributed $1.5 million to support 171 worthy causes this year, which will impact over 3 million people across the state.

Barbara Dutschke, Commanding General of the Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Colonels commented, “A Kentucky Colonel is more than just a certificate, it’s a group of compassionate individuals that care about the citizens of Kentucky and who want to make a difference.  We harness our members’ generous donations and award grants to not-for-profits to help those most in need throughout the Commonwealth.”

“We would like to thank the Kentucky Colonels for supporting this project and are grateful for their grant. The current carpeting at the Wendell Foster Autism Program is stained and worn from heavy use. New, durable flooring will look great for many years,” says Sandy Hayden (a Kentucky Colonel), Vice President of Outpatient Services at Wendell Foster.