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Grant Recipients 2019

Augusta Health Foundation – For the Cancer Bridge Fund, which provides help to cancer patients who are unable to afford the necessities of life during their treatment. The fund has been in existence for nearly two decades providing for patients classified as indigent or working poor.

Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity – To support multiple families with critical home repair, preservation and weatherization in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. A priority is to support aging-in-place families because a crucial component aging adults face is maintaining independence as disabilities or injuries occur and if their homes need certain mobility-related repairs.

Catholic Outreach – To help house homeless men and women in Shenandoah County. The St. John Bosco Catholic Outreach runs an emergency hotline, two food pantries, thrift store and more, but recognizes an additional need exists to provide shelter for the homeless.

Choices of Page County – To help complete a rehabilitation project for parts of its emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic and/or sexual violence.

Elegius Mini Equine Sanctuary (Highland) – To expand its ability to offer employment opportunities to people with disabilities and young people who have difficulty finding work in the rural community.

Elkton Area United Services (Rockingham) – To direct financial aid of clients through the emergency assistance program, including housing, electric, fuel, water and medication needs.

Faith in Action (Winchester) – To pay for expenses related to providing free, door-to-door transportation for medical appointments and treatments.

Families Reaching Out Group, FROG (Winchester) – To purchase new underwear to help children in need through its predominant program, Froggy’s Closet, a store in downtown Winchester.

G. Stewart Middle School FFA (Augusta) – To create a “school farm” by building a small, dual-purpose barn and greenhouse that will show about 250 middle school students how their food is grown or produced.

Hope Distributed (Rockingham) – To purchase food and maintain vehicles that pick up food for the organization’s food pantry.

New Directions – To cover material and labor expenses to continue building a privacy fence at the confidential shelter that serves victims of violence in Augusta County and the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. The privacy fence will provide residents a safe area to be outdoors without worry as they continue their journey to healing, self-empowerment and independence.

Page Alliance for Community Action – To help establish and promote the “Hidden in Plain Sight” program, which aims to educate parents and caregivers of the common indicators of unhealthy behavior in their child’s room.

Page Free Clinic – To help pay for a dental chair and dental light to be used to implement dental services at the clinic for Page County residents who normally would not be able to afford such care. The short-term goal is to have dental services at least once a month, and free to patients.

People Helping People – To provide financial assistance to people in Rockingham County who find themselves homeless, between jobs or under-employed, leaving them struggling to meet basic needs. People Helping People is a grassroots, faith-based mission that provides a coordinated and equitable system of helping people facing financial crisis.

Rockingham Library Association – To support the Summer Reading Games through the Massanutten Regional Library. The annual program, which will from June through mid-August this summer, serves to counteract the loss of reading skills that often occur during the summer months for children in kindergarten through 12th grade.