Me Fine Foundation Awarded Grant By The North Carolina Community Foundation
PRINCETON, NC., Jul 26, 2012 - On May 31, 2012 the North Carolina Community Foundation contributed $1,500 to Me Fine Foundation to help local families with children being treated at UNC and Duke Children's Hospitals.
Me Fine Foundation's project, Johnston County Children's Fund, is providing financial support for Johnston County families who are sacrificing their livelihoods to give their children lifesaving or last chance treatment. The grant was awarded as support from the Cara Lee Powell Priest Endowment for Johnston County, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation.
So far this grant has provided relief for three local families, beginning with a 5 year old little boy diagnosed with a brain defect that is fatal to any child who does not receive surgery. Through the NCCF grant, Me Fine was able to supply this family with housing and essentials needed to travel out of state to receive treatment. His family responded,
"I can't believe that you guys were able to help us with a hotel. I was so worried. I didn't know how we were going to go. I couldn't just send my son up there with no one to help him through this. Can you imagine waking up and no one to be there beside you? We didn't know how we were going to do this, but we knew that some way God would provide. And he did. He sent you! Thank you so much. I really don't know what else I can say than thank you!" In support of this grant, Me Fine has contributed $3,500 for a total of $5,000 to be distributed to local Johnston County families who are facing financial hardships due to their child's ongoing health crisis.
The mission of the Me Fine Foundation is to voluntarily provide necessary resources and financial assistance to parents and caregivers with children being treated at Duke and UNC Children's Hospitals regardless of race, diagnosis, economic status or religion in memory of Folden Lee, IV. To date Me Fine has produced well over $1,000,000 and helped over 700 families in need. For more information visit www.mefinefoundation.org.