Manna Scholarship Fund, Inc. Named June 2014 Small Business of the Month

Pictured (L to R) above: Lori Arnold, Executive Assistant; Rick Strawn, Board President; Dr. Genie Burnett, President; Tim Beasley, Vice President; and Vince DeSilva, Sr. Vice President, Membership Services with the Gwinnett Chamber.

manna_fund_logoManna Fund, Inc began its endeavors in Gwinnett County in 2006. Our exposure began right in this room. Our mission is to help those who have life-threatening eating disorders gain access to the life-saving treatment that they otherwise could not access. We are also dedicated to prevention, outreach, and research of those that we serve. In our short 8 years, we have provided medically-necessary treatment for 18 individuals who have this life-killing disease, and have spent over $400,000 for such care. Many of these individuals (16 females, 2 males) may have otherwise died, like two of our applicants did while waiting for treatment. We have also impacted well over 400 Girl Scouts from our community, adding to the numerous other girls and mothers that have completed the Gems of the Heart program. Dr. Burnett has also been actively speaking on the topic of eating disorders and leadership skills at various civic organizations and businesses, thus increasing awareness in the community at-large. We are also reaching out to the Atlanta and national communities through our Be the Model and Talk it Out programs, which are currently underway.

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