The Bent Tree Foundation supports three very important causes in our local community:
- We support and enhance Education for Pickens County Students and Teachers with our Scholarships and Grants Programs.
- We provide Animal Care to stray animals found in Bent Tree with our outstanding volunteers and supporters.
- We provide financial support to Community Enhancement Projects in and beyond Bent Tree.
The first year of the Bent Tree Foundation’s Scholarship/Grant Program was completed with the awarding of thirteen scholarships totaling $7,300 to graduating seniors. These students were honored at a reception on Sunday, May 15, 2011. Seven general scholarships were presented by Bill Bapst, Chairman of Bent Tree Foundation, Inc… More.
The Bent Tree Foundation awarded five grants to teachers in local Pickens County schools. They include Kelly Howell, a teacher at Jasper Elementary, was awarded $500 to purchase novels and thematic units on scientific topics which will benefit approximately 100 third-grade students. Jasper Elementary teacher, Kaye Hendricks, was awarded $1,100 for math activities … More.
All too often, stray animals – dogs and cats – are found roaming inside Bent Tree. Public Safety personnel do a great job catching these animals and placing them in the pen located in the trash collection area. Sometimes they are simply lost and require nothing more than checking their collar for a phone number and contacting the owner. More.