Dana Foundation presents donations to six local organizations

Published 8:54 am Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Dana Danville Plant met on March 22 to present checks to six organizations in the Danville/Boyle Count area.

A large focus on organizations which aid specifically to veterans, both the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and Kentucky Wounded Hero were awarded funds.  These applicants have been a staple throughout the community as well as the Commonwealth of Kentucky by providing assistance to a special group of people, veterans — who deserve a huge thank you for their selflessness and service.

Familiar faces to Danville and the foundation were organizations such as 3 Little Birds 4 Life, whose purpose is to grant wishes for young adults who are terminally ill due to cancer; Danville/Boyle County Humane Society, who recently with the help of foundation funds built a new kennel; and Family Services Association of Boyle County, who provide all types of emergency assistance to residents of Boyle County.

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Lastly, it was newcomer Grace Café,which made a lasting impression on the Danville plant with its inspiring purpose of alleviating hunger throughout the county by providing good and healthy meals to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

The outpouring of support from the Danville plant staff was unsurpassed, with record attendance at the check presentation and professional representation of not just the Danville plant or the power technologies group, but Dana Incorporated as a whole and a great example of a company that cares about their community.

Dana Foundation is committed to improving the communities in which people live and work. This is done through grants from the Foundation to the communities where Dana plants and facilities are located and to the cause which

Dana employees, friends and neighbors are committed.

Dana Foundation was established for “charitable purposes” in 1956 by Charles A. Dana. Now controlled by a board of directors who are Dana people, the foundation operates independently from the corporation and has grown to provide substantive support to qualified projects.