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PACF gives $10.5K in grants to aid Doddridge County projects

WEST UNION — Two organizations in Doddridge County received $10,500 from the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation.

The Doddridge County Parks and Recreation received $7,500 for the pool renovation.

The project will expand the 45-year old pool facility to include a modern splash zone, kiddie pool, slide, and improved access for people with disabilities, the foundation said. The grant is in addition to a $1,500 grant recently awarded to the park for this project from the Doddridge County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation.

Nazareth Farm, an organization that helps the community by assisting with house repair projects, received $3,000 for its home loan repair program.

“Working with the PACF allows Nazareth Farm to continue impacting rural families in need of home repair during a time when other revenue streams are diminished,” said Allyson Petry, director of Nazareth Farm. “The current grant will support local roofing projects for families who otherwise could not afford it.”

The Doddridge County Community Foundation also provided an additional $1,500 for the cause.

Those grants will be used to purchase tools and a work vehicle to transport equipment to the work sites, the release said.

Grants awarded through the Community Action Grants Program are made possible by individuals and businesses who have established a charitable fund at the Foundation. The program uses the resources available through the Foundation’s general grant making and field of interest funds to meet the ever-changing needs of its service region.

Candice Black can be reached at cblack@newsandsentinel.com.

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