Meridian HealthCare Receives Funding from the Thomases Family Endowment and the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation to Help with Renovations

Meridian HealthCare has received $5,000 from the Thomases Family Endowment and the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation for Meridian’s renovation project at their South Campus.

The funding for the project will go towards replacing windows at Meridian’s largest housing facility, which is part of a renovation project at the 46,794 square foot facility.  Due to typical wear and tear, along with the building’s age, the old windows began to impact the residents that lived there, patients who received services, and overall operating costs to running the facility. Another concern at Meridian’s South Campus was the parking lot, which needed to be excavated and repaved to ensure safety for all individuals accessing services or housing at this location. All of these improvements will improve the safety, comfort level and wellbeing of the patients and residents who live there.

The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation was set up by Irwin Thomases, who was generous to both the Jewish and secular communities. He created this endowment so that upon his death his philanthropic values, including ensuring a Jewish presence in the general community, would live on. It was his hope to better the world in which we all live. The Endowment seeks to promote a spirit of tzedakah (defined as charitable giving, typically seen as a moral obligation).