The Grainger Foundation Supports HealthNet of Rock County, Inc.

Janesville, WI, September 16, 2015 The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $5,000 to HealthNet of Rock County, Inc., to support its mission to serve the ever increasing need for primary health care to the uninsured and low-income residents of Rock County, Wisconsin.

“We are the only free, volunteer-based clinic in Rock County that is ensuring low-income individuals are given healthcare and able to live healthier and productive lives in this community,” said Ian Hedges, Executive Director, HealthNet of Rock County, Inc.  “This is critical because communities can only flourish when each resident is in optimal health.  We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity and continued support of our mission.”

This donation was recommended by Bill Koenig, Vice President, Mergers, Acquisitions & Integrations of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, Janesville location.  Grainger has been a part of the Janesville business community for more than 45 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products.  “We are proud to sponsor the programs offered by HealthNet of Rock County,” said Koenig.  “They do amazing work in our community for so many in need.”

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

HealthNet is a non-profit volunteer-based free health and dental clinic dedicated to providing quality medical care to completely uninsured Rock County residents living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.  HealthNet provides general primary medical and dental care, mental health care, and vision services.  In addition, HealthNet of Rock County, Inc., dispenses more than $2 million worth of medication annually.

 

For further information about Grainger contact:

Joe Micucci, Director of Media Relations at Joseph.Micucci@grainger.com

 

For more information about HealthNet of Rock County, Inc., contact:

Ian Hedges, Executive Director at Executive-director@healthnet-rock.org