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Helping Hand receives grant for facility improvements

Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:20 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:48 a.m. CDT
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State Rep. Michael J. Zalewski, D-Riverside, poses with Helping Hand Center's Executive Director Mary Beth Hepp after helping the organization secure a $25,000 grant to improve its Countryside facility.

COUNTRYSIDE – Helping Hand Center will receive a $25,000 grant for facility improvements from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

State Rep. Michael J. Zalewski, D-Riverside, helped secure the grant for the Countryside-based organization, which serves more than 700 children and adults with disabilities. 

For more information about Helping Hand, read Suburban Life's recent story about how the organization is adjusting as its clients' age and requiring more and different types of care. 

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