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Arlene Borkowski, Board President Cynthia Drennan, Executive Director
At this morning’s press conference, we were pleased to announce a $155,500 grant to West Virginia VOAD to support their continued work responding to families affected by the WV flood! Cynthia Drennan and Sr. Molly Bauer were in attendance to present the check to Jenny Gannaway, Executive Director of WV VOAD. Funds will support: 1) Recovery Coordinator to oversee the long term recovery case managers; 2) Emotional and spiritual care teams trained on how to respond to the mental health needs of the flood victims and their families; 3) Part-time construction manager to obtain fair estimates for each home that the volunteer construction teams will repair; 4) unmet needs of families in Roane and Jackson Counties; and 5) computer equipment to allow the Recovery Coordinator and Construction Manager to coordinate their work. ... See MoreSee Less
Today's grantee spotlight is on Hocking Athens Perry Community Action/SE Ohio Foodbank & Kitchen. With a $50,000 SHF grant, they were able to purchase a 10-pallet refrigerated box truck. Adding the truck has enhanced their capacity to make more frequent food rescue pick-ups and host more mobile farmers markets. Over 114,00 pounds of fresh and frozen food have been distributed in Athens and Washington Counties. ... See MoreSee Less
Today’s grantee spotlight is on St. Margaret Mary Church and Project Aware. With a $500 SHF grant, two Mental Health First Aid trainings were held for more than 50 people. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Project AWARE took the lead on facilitating a training in Parkersburg specifically for clergy. Project AWARE also hosts monthly Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings for school personnel and interested community members. In addition to the trainings, a brochure was designed and distributed to educate people on the mission and activities of the Hearts Made Whole Committee and the 5-step program for churches "Creating Caring Communities." www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org... See MoreSee Less