WICHITA, Kan. -

The American Red Cross Midway-Kansas Chapter has been awarded a $24,979 grant through the Kansas Health Foundation's Recognition Grants program.

This grant will support the Red Cross Be Water Smart program to provide swimming lessons for 1,500 local youth, train six lifeguards and four water safety instructors and provide 22 CPR/first aid training scholarships for parents/caregivers.
Recognition Grants expand the Kansas Health Foundation's support to a broad range of health-related organizations throughout the state.

The program is targeted for organizations and agencies proposing meaningful and charitable projects or initiatives that fit within the Foundation's mission of improving the health of all Kansans.

In addition to supporting projects, the Foundation also seeks to support initiatives that focus on promoting policy, systems and environmental transformations that support health.