Beazley Foundation Grant Provides Comfortable Heat for SMHDC Children

ST. MARY’S HOME FOR DISABLED CHILDREN RECEIVES $18,600 GRANT FROM BEAZLEY FOUNDATION        

NORFOLK, Va. – March 26, 2009 – St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children has received a grant of  $18,600 from the Beazley Foundation in Portsmouth for equipment to provide efficient and comfortable radiant heat for the residents’ rooms.

SMHDC installed radiant heat ceiling panels in bathrooms adjacent to the rooms of the children and young adults who live at the Home, the only pediatric long-term-care residential facility of its size and scope in Virginia.

The panels are mounted in the ceiling and provide clean, gentle, comfortable heat that offsets perimeter heat loss and saves energy by heating people and objects rather than the air in the room. There is no noise to distract the residents and no dried-out air that can cause health issues.

“This equipment will add immeasurably to the comfort and good health of the children and young adults who live at St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children,” said William C. Giermak, CEO.

About St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children

St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children in Norfolk has been caring for Virginia children for nearly 65 years, since Dec. 8, 1944. About 90 children and young adults, ages newborn to 21 years, live at the private, nonprofit, nonsectarian Home. For more information, visit www.saintmaryshome.org or call (757) 622-2208 or (800) 237-6555.

Contact:

Sonja Barisic, Marketing Communications Manager
St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
6171 Kempsville Circle, Norfolk, VA 23502
Office 757.622.2208 ext. 331
Mobile 757.412.7071
Email sbarisic@smhdc.org