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LOCAL BRIEFS: Charitable Giving awards, John Boyd honored

Charitable giving partnership announces awards

In its fifth year of providing support for local nonprofits, the Horizon Heating & Air and Hannah Flanagan’s Charitable Giving Program has expanded for 2021, adding partners Southern Alarm & Security and home comfort system manufacturer Trane. This year’s program selected 23 nonprofits to receive grants.

“I feel very fortunate to be able to give back to this wonderful community each year and am excited our partnerships are growing with the addition of Southern Alarm & Security and Trane,” Horizon owner Dan Poeta said. “We are all excited to be supporting 23 organizations with charitable grants this year.”

The companies joined together to streamline their philanthropic efforts and support local nonprofits through a donor-advised fund held at the Community Foundation of Henderson County. Quarterly grants have been awarded to the following organizations:

First Quarter

  • Blue Ridge Health
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Project Dignity
  • The Free Clinics
  • Thrive
  • Vocational Solutions of Henderson County

Second Quarter

  • Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County
  • Camplify
    Council on Aging for Henderson County
  • Gerard House
  • Economic Fund of Henderson County/Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development
  • The Sgt. S. Matthew Baynard Foundation

Third Quarter

  • Cards for Hendersonville Causes
  • Fletcher Academy
  • Kenmure Fights Cancer
  • Open Arms Pregnancy Support Services
  • Saluda Pop-Up Pantry

Fourth Quarter

  • Apple Country Woodcrafters
  • Children & Family Resource Center
  • Henderson County Habitat for Humanity
  • Homes for Youth, Inc.
  • The Housing Assistance Corporation
  • The Medical Loan Closet of Henderson County, Inc.


Sons of Revolution honors John Boyd

Former Blue Ridge Chapter President John Boyd was honored last week with the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the National Society Sons of the American Revolution. Boyd served as president of the local chapter from 2017 through 2019.

“John Boyd was the driving force behind the growth of the Blue Ridge Chapter since assuming the helm in 2017,” said current Chapter President Craig Isaacson. “The Blue Ridge Chapter membership grew by 18 percent during John’s tenure and visibility in area communities was noticeable.”

Stepping down from the Blue Ridge Chapter presidency in December 2020, John now serves as Western Region Vice President for the society.