Wells County Foundation Continues Support for Families Facing a Crisis

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FORT WAYNE, Indiana (September 2, 2020)Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House (MACHH), located on the Lutheran and Dupont Hospital campuses has received grant support from the Wells County Foundation. Every year the non-profit provides lodging and basic amenities to over 500 families from all over state and beyond who have a loved one receiving medical care at Fort Wayne area hospitals.

The Wells County Foundation, Inc. has awarded $5,000 to support Wells County families served at Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House in 2020. In 2019, 48 nights of lodging were provided to 27 Wells County residents. With the average cost of a hotel room near the hospital at $75/night, these families were able to save $3,600 in hotel costs. This is the 5th consecutive year  the Wells County Foundation has provided support for families staying at the Children’s Hope House.

“Serving families from Northeast Indiana families is a privilege, and we are grateful to have the support of the Wells County Foundation which provides hope directly to families from their community,” said Melissa Dessaigne, Executive Director

“The Foundation is pleased to provide grants to Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House in support of the Wells County families who utilize their services while their loved ones are hospitalized.”

The Wells County Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit public charity established in 1957 to serve donors, award grants, and provide leadership to improve Wells County forever. Donors with broad philanthropic interests find that an unrestricted fund in the community foundation is a simple and flexible way to accomplish their charitable objectives. Contributing to an established unrestricted fund, or creating a new unrestricted fund is an excellent way to provide resources for grantmaking and help make a positive difference for the ever-changing needs in Wells County.