...to Canterbury United Methodist Church, Mountain Brook, Alabama, to apply to the relief of the needy elderly of Jefferson County, Alabama, including medical treatment...
Last Will and Testament of Lucille Stewart Beeson, January 8, 2001
The Beeson Committee at Canterbury is working hard each quarter to find ways to help the “needy, elderly, including medical treatment, in Jefferson County.” That is the purpose for which Mrs. Beeson gave money to be administered by the Canterbury Beeson Trust.
Each quarter we accept grant applications, plan site visits to the requesting organizations, and then meet to discuss and decide which agencies or programs most fit with our understanding of Mrs. Beeson’s will.
We have decided for now to concentrate on several areas of concern: Health, housing, basic necessities, education and advocacy and transportation.
If you are interested in applying for a grant and would like to download the guidelines for applying, CLICK HERE.
For additional information, you may call the church office at (205) 871-4695.
Chairperson, Lucille Beeson Trust Committee
The Beeson Fund: A major responsibility for Canterbury to fund projects for the Needy Elderly in Jefferson County.
Beeson Update 3/12/13
Thanks to the generous gift of Lucille Beeson, the Beeson Trust Team receives over $800,000 a year to help the needy elderly of Jefferson County. The Beeson Trust Team met March 12th and approved over $284,000 in grant requests. The following grants were approved:
Canterbury Brown Bag: $100,000 for food for the needy.
Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama: 80,000 for day care scholarships and incontinence products for Alzheimer patients.
Beeson Senior Services: $25,000 for case management services for the needy elderly in a 5 mile radius of Urban Ministry.
Collat Jewish Family Services: $80,000 for case management services and personal care for the needy elderly in Jefferson County.
Urban Ministry: $38 for paint for the Joe Rush Program.
Carpenter’s Hands: $24,450 for supplies for the 4th quarter 2012.
Our Team Members are very active with our grant recipients staying in regular contact with the agency to discuss current program needs, suggest networking opportunities, and to anticipate future needs.
If you are interested in learning more about the Canterbury Beeson Committee, call Sandy Killion at 879.8611.