KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

Life after military service often is full of numerous challenges.

Last week’s Hardin County Stand Down event in Radcliff helped ease many of the obstacles veterans might face in knowing what community resources are available to them.

Volunteers of America Mid-­State hosted the event at Colvin Community Center. It was geared toward providing information to homeless or low-income veterans and military-connected families.

People such as Sharon Farris, who spent 29 years in the U.S. Army, were among those who took advantage of the opportunity.

“It helps that it brings several recourses together for people who may not have access,” she said.

The unserved had an opportunity to be served last week in a variety of ways.

Stand Down was a service fair and military appreciation event that assisted veterans to get to a safer and more secure place in life.

Some who attended discussed how they learned new things from the event. One even suggested the program was so beneficial she encouraged organizers to consider having it twice a year.

More than 50 community and veterans organizations attended the fair.

CANCER RESOURCE CENTER. Hardin Memorial Health Foun­dation Board of Directors Chair­man Joe Prather might have said it best about a recent donation to the new Cancer Resource Center at Hardin Memorial Health’s Cancer Care Center: “There is so much good we can do for HMH patients with everyone’s support.”

The HMH Foundation recently approved a $28,000 donation for the resource center on Robinbrooke Boulevard in Eliza­bethtown. The funding is to help construct, furnish and equip a place where cancer patients and their families can find information, support and resources that might be needed.

Supporters and former cancer patients have called the facility “a valuable and needed service.”

All services at the resource center will be available to patients and the public at no cost.

Prather said it was humbling for the board to help those battling cancer and their families.

There is never enough that can be done for those whose lives are impacted by this horrible disease. The HMH Foun­dation certainly has done its part and continues to do so.

Having a cancer center in Hardin County is invaluable. The same should be said for the HMH Foundation.

This editorial represents a consensus of The News-Enterprise editorial board.

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