Kudos! – August 16, 2013

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Ent provides help for fire relief

Ent Federal Credit Union employees raised $5,855 to assist Tri-Lakes Cares, a local organization working to support recovery efforts for community members impacted by the Black Forest fire. Ent also supported the American Red Cross – Pikes Peak Chapter and Pikes Peak Community Foundation’s Black Forest Fire Emergency Relief Fund with $10,000 donations to each.

“We applaud our employees’ efforts in supporting our community after this tragic event through their donations to Tri-Lakes Cares. Our corporate donations are directed to local nonprofits in order to assist them in providing critical recovery services,” said Barb Winter, executive vice president of Ent.

PPLD’s Blevins wins archivists award

Pikes Peak Library District’s Special Collections Manager Tim Blevins has been awarded the highest honor The Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA) bestows, its Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented to a member who has made significant contributions to the SSA as well as the wider archival profession over a period of years.

Kaiser gives CHP grant for low-income services

The Community Health Partnership received a grant for $22,500 from Kaiser Permanente to support the Coordinated Access to Community Health program. CATCH provides referrals to low-income residents for primary care, specialty consultations, ancillary services and laboratory tests. Doctors donate services to patients, and a prescription drug program is also available.

To qualify, residents must have income at 200 percent or less of the federal poverty guideline with little or no insurance.

In 2012, CATCH served more than 2,800 individuals — making referrals worth $43,000 in services donated by physicians; filling more than 15,000 prescriptions (at an average value of $240 per prescription); and providing nearly $755,000 in X-rays, laboratory services and specialty tests.