PLAINVILLE - Wheeler Clinic honored five organizations and individuals for outstanding support of their mission during their virtual 10th annual "Hands & Hearts" event Dec. 16.
Wheeler President and CEO Sabrina Trocchi said that the "Hands & Hearts" event honors individuals and families, corporations, and foundations for helping Wheeler to provide "equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery, and growth at all stages of life." Wheeler has recognized more than 60 philanthropists since the inception of this event.
“We are extremely grateful to this year’s recipients, all of whom have contributed to our mission in an impactful way,” said Trocchi. “This past year has been especially challenging, and our honorees have generously and flexibly risen to these challenges, strengthening our ability to deliver essential services, from addiction treatment, to basic needs items, including food, clothing, transportation, and more. Without the help of our 2020 Hands and Hearts recipients-and all of our donors-we would not be able to meet the needs of the more than 50,000 individuals we serve annually.”
The following people and organizations were the recipients of the 2020 Hands & Hearts Appreciation Award:
. The American Savings Foundation of New Britain for a grant award, which Wheeler was able to match 1 to 1, to purchase and provide naloxone (NARCAN) for distribution through its Family Health & Wellness Center in Waterbury.
. The Brian and Marilyn Lindsay Foundation of Avon, for support of Wheeler’s Basic Needs Fund and addiction services for the past two years.
. Pastor Christopher Walker of Unionville, who supports Wheeler’s Basic Needs Fund in memory of his late wife, Martha Walker, who worked at Wheeler.
. Jacqueline and David Mott of Canton for giving in the height of the pandemic to support Wheeler’s community health workers doing vital work. Jacqueline Mott worked in Wheeler’s Children’s Outpatient Services as a clinician from 2004 to 2009.
. The Mott Health Ambassadors for providing more than 500 hours of service since 2016 as part of a unique corporate philanthropic partnership between Farmington-based Mott Corporation and Wheeler.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.