Two Local Groups Need Votes to Win $25,000 Grant
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY - The Moses Basket of Calvert City and Hendron Lone Oak Elementary have been selected as State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Top 200 Finalists and need your votes to win a grant.

Both organizations are seeking your votes to help them secure a $25,000 grant from State Farm. Hendron Lone Oak Elementary would use the money to improve safety and security at their school. The Moses Basket would use the grant to expand their services to foster and relative-care families in seven additional western Kentucky counties.

Starting Wednesday, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for HLOE at . Voters can also support The Moses Basket at .

Voting is open until August 24th at 11:59 pm (ET), and anyone can vote up to 10 times per day. 

On September 25th, the top 40 causes with the most votes will be announced at, and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of the affiliated nonprofits/schools. 

Hendron Lone Oak Elementary seeks help to secure this $25,000 grant to put toward making a safe school even safer.
“Making sure our kids have a safe school in which to learn is especially important in our community,” said Jon Reid, HLOE principal. “Our kids need a place where they feel completely safe and at ease enough to learn.”

“Big picture, having a successful, safe school will keep families in the area, draw new ones in, and provide a solid foundation from which our future leaders can grow and thrive,” Reid continued. “There’s no better way to have a lasting impact in our community than to safeguaurd and educate our kids.”

The Moses Basket was started by sisters Kristen Beck and Lacey Baker to help households who step up to provide foster or relative care to children. They provide some of the essentials (clothing, supplies) that are immediately needed, and the child also gets a basket with age-appropriate items to ease their anxieties and help in the transition process. They are currently serving Marshall and McCracken Counties, but hope to expand their services.

On the Net:

Direct Link to vote for HLOE
The Moses Basket page at State Farm Neighborhood Assist

Published 11:50 PM, Saturday Aug. 18, 2018
Updated 08:21 AM, Sunday Aug. 19, 2018