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“The Armstrong Foundation contribution will make a difference in people’s lives in the Stillwater, OK, area. The Stillwater Area United Way supports 22 human service agencies in our area, which help over 40,000 people each year. This contribution will touch some of the youngest lives in our community as well as some of our most elderly residents who continue to live with dignity! Thank you!"
Shelley Ricker, Executive Director, Stillwater Area United Way, Inc.

“Each year United Way of Escambia County has a fund drive to raise resources for the agencies that offer much needed services in our community. The support we receive from companies like Armstrong, enables us to continue to provide funding to these programs.”
Verteen Morris, Director of Resource Development, United Way of Escambia County (Pensacola, FL)

"We were pleasantly surprised when we were notified of the $12,015 donation and are very grateful for it."
Debbie Nunn, Office Manager, Heart of the Ozarks United Way, Inc. (West Plains, MO)

"The Muscular Dystrophy Association is able to provide and maintain a variety of programs and services to individuals living with neuromuscular disease. Services such as, sending a child to MDA Summer Camp, assisting clients with braces or wheelchair repair, helping to provide physical, occupational or respiratory therapy consultation, and aiding with professional fees related to initial diagnostic work-up at an MDA clinic,"
Christina Williams, District Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association of Oklahoma City.

"The Janson Foundation extends a huge 'Thank You' to the Armstrong Foundation for sponsoring a 'KaBOOM!' playground build that was constructed on the grounds of the Janson Field in Columbia, Pa., on September 24, 2002. The children of our community are enjoying the finished product."
Ron Sahd, President of the Janson Foundation

"The Lancaster County Community Media Laboratory is part of the new Roschel performing Arts Center at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster. The Media Laboratory was established in conjunction with public radio and television station WITF. Its primary purpose is to provide local organizations, businesses and individuals with a means of telling their stories, voicing their concerns and sharing their visions through the production of documentary videos. The Armstrong Foundation grant will fund many aspects of the Lab's day-to-day operations, including: salaries for adjunct consultants, professional fees, office supplies, production costs, travel and publicity expenses, and audio/visual equipment purchase and maintenance."
John A. Fry, President, Franklin & Marshall College.

"The contribution received from the Armstrong Foundation will go into our community fund. The Board of Directors will allocate the money received into 30 programs providing services to members of Columbia County. These programs represent seniors, children and youth, domestic violence victims, people with disabilities and special needs, and emergency and basic needs within our community."
Kathye Beck, Executive Director, United Way of Columbia County.

"The contribution received from the Armstrong Foundation is used by the American Heart Association for research of heart disease and stroke and to raise awareness within local communities about the warning signs of heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Associations funds ongoing research projects that will prolong the lives of heart disease and stroke victims. Thank you for your generous contribution."
Leigh Ward, Regional Director, American Heart Associations, Inc., Brownsville, TN.

"The $2,500 contribution from the Armstrong Foundation represents five Angel Scholarships for Lancaster County children to participate in the 2003 Summer Challenge Camp program. This program is designed as an innovative early intervention tool to help young people succeed by building positive life skills and self-esteem,"
Nancy Jones, Assistant Director of Development for The Second Mile program.

"Clare House serves homeless women and children in Lancaster County, by providing a temporary home in a caring environment, life skills programs and after-care support leading to self-sufficiency. The contribution from the Armstrong Foundation will assist in the efforts to provide services for our clients,"
Jennifer Powell, Executive Director, Clare House.

"The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center thanks the Armstrong Foundation for its generous support. This $5,000 grant helped us provide charitable care for children and families in need of our adoption services, child care for medically fragile children, and our pediatric specialty hospital. Each of our programs strengthen families as well as the continuum of pediatric care in Western Pennsylvania."
Pamela R. Schanwald, Chief Executive Officer
The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
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