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Groups honored for commitment to health

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Two Madera County organizations have received awards for their continued commitment to the health of Madera residents.

The two groups — low-income housing organization Self-Help Enterprises and Valley West Christian Center — were presented the award and a $1,000 check by Greg Hund, CEO of Valley insurance company CalViva Health, which sponsors the annual honor, during a ceremony Thursday.

Hund said that the organizations were chosen for his company’s Community SolutionMakers Award because of their “tireless efforts” to improve the lives of Madera residents in areas often overlooked when thinking about health care.

“These groups do a lot of things for people that don’t necessarily have anything to do with health, per se,” Hund said. “But where you live, what clothing you have, how clean your water is, all of these things and more are definitely a big part of how healthy you are. They’ve done so much in these areas and that’s why we chose them.” ...


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