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Grants Support Area Charities

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The Doddridge County Community Foundation, the Ritchie County Community Foundation, and the Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation affiliates of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) recently announced their fall grants to support charitable organizations in their service areas.

Doddridge County Community Foundation awarded $1,000 to the following organizations:

  • Mountaineer Food Bank - $500  from the Doddridge County Grantmaking Fund to assist with the purchase of a scissor lift for use in the Food Bank’s warehouse; the Food Bank provides support to food pantries and feeding programs in Doddridge County.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities - $500 from the Doddridge County Grantmaking Fund to support lodging costs for Doddridge County families through the Hoss Lodging Fund.

Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation awarded $3,500 to the following organizations:

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Doddridge County Community Foundation (DCCF) representatives and grantees.
(left to right) Megan Skubovius of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Rick Oyler – DCCF Advisory Board Chair, Gabri Bonazzo and Becky Conrad of Mountaineer Food Banks, and Zona Hutson – DCCF Advisory Board Member.

  • Calhoun County Committee on Aging - $2,000 from the Little Kanawha Grantmaking Fund  for computer upgrades, enabling the organization to better serve clients and meet reporting needs from funding sources.
  • Pleasant Hill Elementary School - $1,050 from the Little Kanawha Area Grantmaking Fund and the Edna Yoak Robinson Fund for lighting the quarter-mile track at the school used by students for physical education classes and by the public for fitness.
  • Gilmer Public Library - $450 from Gilmer Support Fund to replace carpeting in the library’s main rooms.

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(left to right) Sarah Tingler and Amy Nichols of Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Robin Spencer of Gilmer Public Library, and Brenda Sisson of Calhoun County Committee on Aging.

Ritchie County Community Foundation awarded $6,200 in grants to the following organizations:

  • Harrisville Woman’s Club - $2,000 from the Harrisville Civic Club Community Improvement Fund and the Ritchie County Grantmaking Fund to purchase a new commercial refrigerator.
  • Regeneration/Packs of Plenty - $1,200 from the Ritchie County Grantmaking Fund to support the purchase of nutritious food to provide to Ritchie County students in need for weekends and school holidays.
  • Ritchie County Primary Care Association - $3,000 from the Ritchie County Grantmaking Fund for the renovation of the school-based health center at Ritchie County Middle/High School.

The Foundation’s affiliates held a reception at Doddridge County Park on Wednesday, November 27, to announce grants and present the awards to recipients. At the reception, the PACF also announced additional grant awards to many of the projects supported by its affiliates. The PACF awards include the following amounts:

  • Mountaineer Food Bank - $7,000
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities - $4,500
  • Calhoun County Committee on Aging - $5,990
  • Pleasant Hill Elementary School - $3,974
  • Gilmer Public Library - $2,000
  • Regeneration/Packs of Plenty - $5,000
  • Ritchie County Primary Care Association - $7,500

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Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation (LKACF) grantees.
Ritchie County Community Foundation (RCCF) representatives and grantees.
(left to right) Jean Freeland and Sheryll Jameson – RCCF Advisory Board Members, Alan Haught – RCCF Advisory Board Chair, Adam Straight of Ritchie County Primary Care Association, Marian McElroy and Arlene Mossor of Harrisville Woman’s Club, and Gail Holleron of Regeneration/Packs of Plenty.

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