The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the American Cancer Society.

The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the American Cancer Society.

The money from the community investment grant will bolster funds used by the resource center to transport cancer patients to and from medical appointments.

According to a press release from the American Cancer Society, this is the first year that community investment grants have been allocated to programs that provide transportation to cancer patients in need.

The decision to provide grants for transportation purposes was based on a community need, said Sarah Wells, American Cancer Society regional health promotions director.

The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center is one of 28 nonprofit groups across the state that received a share of the $80,000 in grant money allocated this year.

Also in Columbus, St. Stephen's House was awarded a $2,666 community investment grant from the cancer society.

Funding for the grants came from Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society's primary fundraising event.