Sister Phyllis Hughes Grant Awardees

In 2022, the Friends of Mercy Foundation distributed a total of $27,000 to the four following organizations:

Alpha House

The Medical Assistance program will provide medical and transportation needs to help clients of Alpha House and their surrounding community and areas to have a healthier and more improved life.

Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County (ADAKC)
The ADAKC Managed Transportation Program will ensure ADAKC enrolled participants gain access to specialized care through the Adult Day Program while reducing barriers of transportation.

American Heart Association
The Next Generation of Lifesavers CPR program will fund CPR school kits that will contain the curriculum, manikins (life sized anatomical human models used in education) that include audible feedback for skills testing, video led practice while watching resources, AED training simulators and other materials needed.

Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK)
The Oasis Family Resource Center Extending Hand program fund the purchase of school supplies for youth in Ridgecrest and transportation passed for the elder members in Ridgecrest to support health related appointments. 

In 2021, the Friends of Mercy Foundation distributed a total of $26,000 to the three following organizations:

Assistance League of Kern County
The Operation School Bell (OSB) program provides either two new complete sets of school uniforms or $90 toward new school clothes through retail partners to over 3,000 children annually.

Links for Life
The Comprehensive Breast Heath Health Program provides prevention and breast cancer support to the underserved populations in Kern County.

The Mission at Kern County
The Nourishing Neighbors in Need program serves close to 200,000 nutritious meals a year to approximately 1,300 homeless individuals. This includes 3 healthy meals a day 7 days a week.