Mountain Lake Community Service (MLCS).
The mission of Mountain Lake Community Service (MLCS) is “to help make a difference in the lives of people in the Lake Wales community.” Our residents’ support of Lake Wales began in 1929 with the funding of a new, modern hospital. Later, in the mid-50s, the Mountain Lake Ladies Auxiliary formed to provide volunteer assistance. In 1965 our residents raised $1 million to help finance a state-of-the art Lake Wales Medical Center.
After years of individual giving, Mountain Lake residents expanded and formalized a system of charitable giving in support of our Lake Wales community. MLCS now raises funds through a golf tournament, fun run, benefit dinner, solicitations and other activities. The MLCS Board in turn performs due diligence regarding each grant request received from non-profit organizations before awarding funds. MLCS, through the generous involvement of Mountain Lake members, annually provides grants to over 20 local non-profits to help improve health care, education, literacy, the arts, childcare and more.
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