Our History
Our History

Since our 2005 beginnings,

Lake Lure from Chimney Rock

Telehealth Medical System

was installed in LLCA's health department by a Foundation Grant to Blue Ridge Health (BRH). This 'TytoPro' System enables the school RN resources to have online diagnosis and treatment by BRH on-call professional, when a student has a routine or critical health condition. TytoPro may expedite patients' symptoms to specialists.

Lost Outreach Revenue

caused by COVID-19 cancellation of fundraisers was replaced by a Foundation Grant to subsidize increased pandemic demand of food and resources. Children's lunches at home, furloughed employees' meals, and reduced Manna Food Bank inventories all contributed to diminished Outreach food supplies. Other suppliers' higher costs strain Outreach budget.

Awarded Grant

to Chimney Rock Volunteer Fire Department for repair of fire house wall ruptured in spring mudslide. Grant coupled with other donations funded construction of retaining wall behind fire house and extensive cleanup of mud damage to interior of station.

Grant for Pandemic Unemployed

awarded to Chambers' "Buy a Bag of Groceries" program which supplements jobless employees' food and household staples. The Chamber collaborated with our local Ingles Grocery to create grocery-card redemptions in exchange for a bag of groceries.



PRIOR FOUNDATION GRANTS TO GORGE NON-PROFITS