Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires has received a $6,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award will be used to help pay for an electric wheelchair lift to provide access to disabled patients at the newly expanded VIM clinic located at 777 Main St.

VIM's award was one of 79 grants totaling over $575,704 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.

Conceived by the late Dana Reeve, the program has awarded over 2,700 grants totaling over $20 million since 1999. Awarded twice yearly, grant requests were evaluated and scored based on a rigorous review process to determine funding for organizations that improve daily life for those living with paralysis, as well as their families and caregivers.

For more information about VIM Berkshire, visit www.vimberkshires.org or call 413-528-4014.