Nonprofit news roundup, 11.11.16

Heart & Stroke Walk raises $649,000

The 2016 Winston-Salem Heart & Stroke Walk of the American Heart Association on November 5 attracted over 7,000 participants Bailey Park at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter exceeding past attendance records by over 2,500, and raised over $649,000 for heart disease and stroke research and prevention education, the most ever for the event.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, with 835 team members, raised $109,171, becoming became the first organization in Forsyth County to raise over $100,000 for the event. The Conrad Emmerich of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center raised $17,100, the most for an individual.

Sponsors included Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Gentiva Home Health and MedCost.

Triangle Family Services gets $200,000

Triangle Family Services in Raleigh was named a “2016 Neighborhood Builder” by Bank America and will get $200,000 along with support for leadership development, connection to a network of peer groups across the U.S., and the “opportunity to access capital in order to expand” its impact.

SAFEchild raises $170,000

SAFEchild in Raleigh attracted over 600 guests and raised over $170,000, including a $25,000 challenge gift from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Carolina, to support its programs and services aimed at ending child abuse and neglect in Wake County at its 17th annual luncheon October 27 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley.

YMCA CEO leaving for new job

Curt Hazelbaker, president and CEO of YMCA of Northwest North Carolina since January 2008, has been named president and CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and will begin his new job in in January 2017.

The YMCA board of directors plans to appoint an interim CEO before Hazelbaker’s departure and will conduct a nationwide search for his successor.

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, with an annual operating budget of $35.5 million, includes 16 YMCA branches, YMCA Camp Hanes, YMCA Childcare Services and the YMCA Sports branch.

Waste Industries gives nearly $1 million

Waste Industries in Raleigh projects that by the end of 2016 it will have given $1 million throughout the U.S. since it created its charitable giving program in 2014.

SAVE getting $75,000

The Raleigh-based National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere, or SAVE, is getting a $75,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation that will provide $1,000 to chapters at each of 19 elementary, middle and high schools in North Carolina and to one in South Carolina.

The chapters also will get educational materials, training for school and community activities, ongoing support and technical assistance for youth-safety efforts, and opportunities to partner with local Allstate agents to advance the issue.

Boys & Girls Club raises $50,000

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Durham raised nearly $50,000 at its Annual Great Futures Gala on November 5 to support Club programming.

EnergyUnited Foundation gives $10,000 for hurricane relief

EnergyUnited Foundation in Statesville gave $10,000 to the American Red Cross to provide support for needy individuals, families and nonprofits affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Nearly 70,000 EnergyUnited members opted to “round up” their electric bills each month as part an effort to provide that support.

3,000 women screened for heart disease, stroke

A collaborative effort by Novant Health, the Office of Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and the Go Red For Women initiative of the American Heart Association has screened 3,024 women across the Triad for heart disease and stroke during the first three quarters of the year.

The effort aims to screen 4,000 women this year.

Homelessness effort extended in Guilford County

Leaders of local housing and homeless services groups are extending beyond the original end date of December 2016 the participation by Guilford County in a national effort by 70 communities to end chronic and veteran homelessness.

As of October, the 70 participating communities had housed a total of over 60,000 homeless Americans since January 2015.

Five of those communities have ended veteran homelessness, and two have ended chronic homelessness, with many more expected to reach those goals in 2017.

Guilford County has housed 253 veterans and 87 chronically homeless individuals as part of that national total.

Event to benefit Food Bank, Community of Hope

The Golden State Foods Foundation host an inaugural Feeding Hunger: A “No Lunch” Lunch event to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and Community of Hope on November 17 from noon to 1 p.m. at its distribution facility at 1400 North Greenfield Parkway in Garner.

High Point Salvation Army aims to rasie $160,000

The Salvation Army of High Point is kicking off its 2016 Red Kettle Campaign, which aims this year to raise $160,000 to support its social-services programs.

Novant Health donates books

Novant Health donated over 200 copies of a book to second-grade classrooms in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools to help students learn math.

Event to benefit Wildlife Federation

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation will host a fundraising event on November 19  from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Urban Garden at 1 Bank of America Center at 150 N College St. in Charlotte.

Team Rubicon volunteers pitch on on hurricane relief

Volunteers of Team Rubicon, a veteran-led, global disaster response organization, contributed over 4,000 labor hours in North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, conducting damage assessments of 90 properties and helped 32 families through mucking and gutting, debris removal, and chainsaw operations.

The group estimates it has saved the state over $110,000 in disaster recovery expenses.

Syngenta employees pack meals

About 30 marketing employees at Syngenta were scheduled on November 10 to create trail-mix snack packs to benefit the Salvation Army Center of Hope.

The Volunteer Center of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro co-facilitated the project.

Fayetteville Habitat gets $10,000

NewsON is giving $10,000 to Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity to assist in rebuilding communities affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Ford joins Chowan funder

Robert Christian “Chris” Ford of Edenton, a veterinarian and owner of Chowan Animal Hospital, has joined the advisory board of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

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