'Godsend': Wortman Foundation Doles out $429,000 in Grants


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"Childhood sweethearts Bob and Sue Wortman raised a family while building a successful business in Bob's hometown of Morristown.

Throughout their lives, they taught their children the importance of giving back to the community."

That's how the Wortman Family Foundation puts it in a press release about this year's grants, totaling $429,000.

Twenty-five organizations in Hancock and Shelby counties in Indiana were awarded the money, which will be used for a wide range of causes, from community wellness to supporting those with special needs.

The Wortmans have been generous from the get-go, funding the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center in Greenfield and the Sue Ann Wortman Nephrology Center in Shelbyville.

This year, 10 of the recipients are based in Hancock County.

Among the recipients: Hancock Special Olympics, which will use the money to send athletes to this summer's Summer Games in Terre Haute.

Nameless Creek Camp and Event Center in rural Greenfield, which will use the money to build a bathroom.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Hancock County, which will use the money to bring 4-H based programming into local schools.

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