The Pallottine de Buckhannon Foundation rewards non-profit organizations
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The Pallottine of Buckhannon Foundation has recognized 13 nonprofit organizations as part of their Healthy Community initiative. $108,413 was donated to organizations in Randolph, Upshur, Barbour, Lewis and Webster counties.
The initiative allows foundation officials to honor the Pallottine Sisters of 100 years ago.
“As a staff, a team, I know our board members, we feel truly honored to be able to continue to serve the community, to be able to continue to meet the health needs of the community is so important to them and for us as well,” said Janell Ray, executive director of the Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon.
The following organizations have received Healthy Communities grants:
- Barbour County Senior Center, Inc. ($10,000) – The Barbour County Senior Center will purchase fitness equipment for use by seniors at its Philippi and Belington sites.
- Heart and Hand House, Inc. ($11,495.05) – Heart and Hand House will engage a consultant to assist with strategic development and team building. Heart and Hand House will also purchase local fresh produce and market bags to run children’s markets and nutrition education.
- Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council ($13,000) – The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council will reimburse mileage for its Senior Companion Program and Foster Grandparents Program volunteers.
- The Randolph County Committee on Aging ($10,000) – The Randolph County Committee on Aging will purchase raw foods to support the Randolph County Senior Center nutrition program.
- Brownton Helping Hand ($4,000) – Brownton Helping Hands will provide a weekly meal to approximately 50 seniors in the community of Brownton in Barbour County.
- Catholic Charities West Virginia ($10,000) – Catholic Charities West Virginia will purchase $5,000 worth of food for each of the WellnessWorks food pantries in Elkins and Webster Springs.
- Highland Community Builders ($9,000) – Highland Community Builders will secure property to launch a heated shelter in Randolph County. The organization will also provide transportation for customers from multiple pickup stops across the county to the heated shelter.
- New Vision Renewable Energy ($3,200) – New Vision Renewable Energy will convene a healthy focus group to help strategically inform its program offerings. It will also provide financial assistance to clients accessing the behavioral telehealth program and transport community members to and from the programs.
- Nicholas County Family Resource Network ($6,000) – The Nicholas County Family Resource Network, in conjunction with the Webster County Children’s Advocacy Center, will purchase the Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe abuse prevention education program to provide outreach services to children in kindergarten through fourth grade in Webster County schools.
- Upshur Parish House ($9,600) – Upshur Parish House will provide community support to neighbors in need by providing gas cards for medical appointments, helping with dental and medical costs and providing hams for Christmas boxes.
- West Virginia Hemophilia Foundation ($5,000) – The West Virginia Hemophilia Foundation will work with the WV Oral Health Coalition to encourage dentists to provide dental care for people with bleeding disorders. The program will include a continuing education course for dentists, as well as financial assistance for people with bleeding disorders who cannot afford their insurance deductible, copayments or other costs. dental care at their expense.
- West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster ($15,000) – WV VOAD will purchase feminine hygiene kits, male hygiene kits and feminine hygiene products to distribute to health and social service agencies.
- YMCA of North Central West Virginia ($2,118.72) – The YMCA of North Central West Virginia will launch two wellness and community engagement programs in Lewis County for youth and adults.
Organizations could apply for up to $25,000 in funds to meet the health-related needs of people living in their community.