Dec 21, 2021 11:05 EST
December 21, 2021 (Newswire.com) –
Gastonia Mayor Walker Reid, Gaston Community Foundation Board members, elected officials, local business leaders and community service organizations gathered for a groundbreaking at the foundation’s construction site on South New Hope Road in Gastonia.
The ceremony highlighted the start of construction for one of Gastonia’s oldest and largest philanthropic organizations. The Community Foundation was chartered in 1978 with a $726,000 grant from the Garrison General Hospital and has grown to over $120 million dollars in total assets.
The group was welcomed by President of the Foundation, Ernest Sumner, and Mayor Reid. The Mayor applauded the economic growth the new facility provides for Gastonia. He noted, “the emergence of the New Hope Road corridor will provide new jobs and much…