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Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels Awarded Easterseals Redwood with a $5,517 Grant

June 16, 2023

Fort Mitchell, KY – Easterseals Redwood is proud to announce it received a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $5,517 to purchase an industrial shredder for its Vocational Day Training Program. In this program, adults living with disabilities learn workplace skills through training and through subcontract work such as shredding large amounts of paper.

“We are grateful for this support from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels,” said Danielle Gentry-Barth, Vice President, Agency Advancement and Veteran Services. “Easterseals Redwood envisions a world where people living with disabilities, people facing economic disadvantages, and veterans have full access to the resources they need to succeed. These funds will help us advance this mission.”

HOKC awarded $3.1 million in grants supporting 343 non-profits, impacting more than 3.8 million Kentuckians. Grants are made possible through donations from Kentucky Colonels from throughout the Commonwealth and around the world who chose to exercise the honor of being named a Kentucky Colonel in a meaningful way.

According to Commanding General Gary Boschert: “2022/2023 was another generous year for Colonels. We were able to award another $3.1 million dollars to 343 non-profits this year that helps them support over 3.8 million Kentuckians. Kentucky Colonels generosity is heartfelt and well spent on worthy agencies across the Commonwealth. Our also long-term efforts in both western and eastern Kentucky are ongoing with funds remaining for each effort. We work with other agencies to ensure Kentucky Colonels money is spent wisely and deliver goods and products needed for the rebuild.”

About Easterseals Redwood:

Easterseals Redwood is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance 100% equity, access, and inclusion for people living with disabilities, people facing disadvantages, and veterans. Easterseals Redwood was formed on 8/1/22 when Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati and Redwood merged to become a single organization. Easterseals Redwood provides disability and employment services; children’s programs; therapy programs; economic empowerment programs; and services for veterans. Easterseals Redwood is an affiliate of the international Easterseals organization.

About the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels:

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is a 501(c) (3) entity dedicated to supporting charitable activities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The organization is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees. The “Kentucky Colonel” commission is an honorary title granted by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Since 1951, the organization has pursued its mission through annual grants totaling $63 million to more than 1,700 nonprofits. Of those Colonels’ contributions, Each grant is thoroughly vetted by the trustees and staff. Though the corporate name is The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, most know it by its long-term trademark, KENTUCKY COLONELS. Visit to learn more.

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Contact: Danielle Gentry-Barth