Nominations for January 2022
Nominations for January 2022
|Organization Name||Organization Website||Mission Statement/Population Served:|
|Shelbyville Community Rememebrance Project Coalition is the name of our group. The charity is Well, Inc.||Our coalition is a local outgrowth from the Equal Justice. Initiative in Montgomery, Al. So far we have collected soil beneath sites of documented local lynchings here in Shelby County from 1856-1920. We have done the work to secure historical markers to remember those six individuals whose lives were taken in local lynchings before they had the benefit of a trial. Now we are sponsoring the creation of a graphic novel to educate our youth about one night when three men were taken from our jail to be hung. During this school year, we are sponsoring a scholarship contest through the writing of essays, creation of a piece of art, or a digital presentation. Students are asked to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. Essays should explain the chosen topic using a specific historical event, explore how the injustice persists,, and imagine solutions for a future free of racial injustice. We can never undo our history, but we can recognize it for what it was, own it, and work to ensure it will never happen again.|
|Operation Catsnip of Kentucky||www.operationcatsnipky.org||Operation CatSnip is a not-for-profit organization whose primary purpose is to effectively and safely decrease the population of free roaming, community, stray and barn cats through a humane, convenient, self-sustaining trap-neuter-return-management (TNRM) program in central Kentucky.|
The secondary purpose is, through education and outreach, to inform the public of the benefits of managing colonies, as opposed to ineffective removal and euthanasia.
Operation CatSnip of Kentucky, Inc. offers advice and assistance to individuals and other groups with respect to non-lethal community cat management.
We assist local caregivers by loaning trapping equipment, demonstrating how to use the traps, and providing trapping instructions. We also provide information on local low-cost spay/neuter programs, and can sometimes provide short-term care for the recovery of cats after surgery. We will trap and transport for handicapped if we are available.
Each clinic typically takes a lot of time, planning, and work. Operation CatSnip of Ky, Inc. is a small volunteer organization, therefore we must rely on the involvement of the person asking for help.
Teaching humans how to interact intuitively with horses, care for horses, and better care for themselves and those around them.
To help veterans transition back to civilian life more successfully through being with horses. To provide people in recovery from addictions a solid path to staying clean and sober for the long haul through working with and being with horses. To provide them a path to a purposeful, stable and fulfilling life through the principles of good horsemanship.
To teach professional horse caretaking skills in a therapeutic environment, provide equine assisted therapy, and promote both human and equine well-being.
|Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County||Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County||Mission Statement- Seeking to put God’s love into action. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.|
Population served- A family selected by a committee that fits the criteria of Habitat that will put sweat equity into building their own home. Veterans that need repairs in order to stay in their homes. Elderly homeowners that need adaptations made to their homes in order to be able to stay in their own homes longer. The whole community as we have community clean up and repair days.
|The Little Lighthouse of Central Kentucky||llhky.org||The mission of The Little Lighthouse of Central Kentucky is to glorify God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families and communities.|
We will serve children from birth to 6 years of age, who have special needs, by providing free early intervention education and specialized therapy. We will also offer support to their families.
|Misfit Toys Rescue Division Inc.||misfithorsetoys.com||Our mission at MISFIT TOYS RESCUE DIVISION is to heal the hearts of humans and horses alike, by taking both out of negative situations, and putting them together to grow in love and confidence. Each rescued horse is taught to become a member of our FREE LESSON PROGRAM FOR DISADVANTAGED RIDERS who would not have access to horses otherwise. It is our firm belief that each horse will be a perfect match for a rider, and he can stay here in our program until his forever home is found. we do not mass rescue and we invest time, money, and a lot of love into the rehabilitation of each horse. In turn, the horses return the favor for our lesson students. they grow together to learn confidence, teamwork, and a sense of accomplishment. We enjoy our work and are enjoying changing lives.|
|Awake Ministries||www.awakeky.org||Mission Statement:|
Awake’s mission statement is to equip individuals with the hope of the gospel and the help that they need to live free and awakened to kingdom purpose.
Awake’s vision is for a more healthy and excellent community. As individuals, businesses, and ministries serve and are served, we believe that our region will become united greater in service and purpose.
(1) Awake Ministries offers residential and outpatient recovery programming for addiction behaviors.
(2) Awake Ministries has the largest food pantry not only in Shelby County but in the region, serving over 13,000 individuals in the month of December.
(3) Awake Ministries is the hub and financial backbone of The Backpack Project.
(4) Awake Ministries serves the veteran community through our Veterans Village and Community Center.
|Veteran’s Club||veteransclubinc.org||To Provide Connection, Healing, Recovery and Housing for the Veteran Community. To provide healing to Veterans and their families through Equine Facilitated Mentoring. To provide housing and programming for homeless Veterans through the Veterans Village Healing and Recovery Community. To provide connection and support through family outreach, vocational training, and recreational therapy.|
|Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville||www.Kiwanis.org||Serving the children of the world. Our group specifically loves on the children of Shelby County.|
|Farmers Feeding Families||metrounitedway.org/program/farmers-feeding-families||Farmers Feeding Families in Shelby County, KY is under the umbrella of Metro United Way. The group is addressing food insecurity in Shelby County, where 11.5 percent or 5100 people are food insecure. Many are senior citizens, rural residents, veterans, or Kids. They are looking for farmers and landowners to partner with them, but need funds to pay for the meat processing and packaging, primarily of beef. Walt Reichert is a local board member.|