PORTNEUF HEALTH TRUST GIVES $135K TO ELEVATE COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMS IN SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO
POCATELLO, ID, Jan. 27, 2022 – At a media event on Thursday, Pocatello’s Portneuf Health Trust announced a gift of $135,000 to the United Way of Southeastern Idaho that will provide critical support for community nonprofits focused on health in our region.
“Portneuf Health Trust is proud to continue to help fund health programs through the United Way,” said Shaun Menchaca, President and CEO of Portneuf Health Trust, who presented a check to the United Way on Thursday. “The United Way has a very well-organized grant process that ensures our contributions are wisely spent on organizations and projects that benefit health in our community every day.”
Portneuf Health Trust’s gift will help fund health-related grants for local nonprofit organizations through the United Way’s annual community investment process, said Molly Olson, interim CEO of the United Way of Southeastern Idaho.
“Our mission at United Way is to build powerful partnerships that improve the outcomes for children, families, and individuals in need,” said Molly Olson, interim CEO of the United Way of Southeastern Idaho. “One way that we accomplish this is through investing in initiatives in our local community that meet health needs. That is exactly what is happening here.”
Last year’s donation from Portneuf Health Trust directly supported eight programs that served 4,238 community members in need in southeast Idaho.
“Portneuf Health Trust has a robust history of partnering with The United Way of Southeastern Idaho to improve community health,” Olson said. “We are so honored to be trusted as their vehicle for getting our community the help they need related to health.”
In addition to financial support, Portneuf Health Trust’s partnership in United Way’s internally led health-focused programs has helped create major traction toward improving overall health outcomes for Pocatello.
From left: Shaun Menchaca, President and CEO of Portneuf Health Trust, Molly Olson, Interim CEO at the United Way of Southeastern Idaho, Amy Wuest, Director of Community Resources at the United Way of Southeastern Idaho, Kirby Shepherd, President of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Southeastern Idaho, Clark Bitton, Director of Finance of Portneuf Health Trust, Shane Hunt, President-elect of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Southeastern Idaho, and Derrik Jones, Chief Operating Officer of Portneuf Health Trust.
“Portneuf Health Trust’s support of programs such as findhelp.org is important to our community,” said Amy Wuest, Community Resources Director for the United Way of Southeastern Idaho. Findhelp.org is a free, one-stop website for finding available community resources for anyone in need.
“Portneuf Health Trust quickly saw the value in findhelp.org and is working with the United Way to provide free training to nonprofits throughout southeastern Idaho.”