Friday, February 2, 2018

Port of Los Angeles Grants to San Pedro, Wilmington

By Karen Robes Meeks

Nearly a dozen local health organizations aimed at helping San Pedro and Wilmington communities in Los Angeles will receive a total of $644,794 in grants from the Port of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved 10 Harbor Community Benefit Foundation grants, which ranged from $5,460 to $225,000.

Recipients include St. Mary’s Medical Center, which intends to use the money for its high-tech mobile care clinic, and the Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health, which will use the grant to support a health program targeting students who miss more than eight days in a school year due to asthma.

“The Harbor Community Benefit Foundation grant program is one of many ways the Port helps and supports meaningful programs that have a real and tangible impact on the health and well-being of our community,” said Ambassador Vilma Martinez, president of the Los Angeles Harbor Commission. “These winning proposals have potential to serve our community’s most urgent needs.”