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Parkersburg Area Community Foundation awards another nearly $44K in grants

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation has awarded $43,990 to local agencies from COVID-19 emergency funding.

Residents, businesses, foundations and organizations have donated more than $361,000 to the foundation’s Safety Net Fund and Hunger Fund. Since March, the foundation has awarded $302,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations to address COVID-19 related needs, including $43,990 in new grants in its sixth round of pandemic response.

Several of the recent grants were awarded through partnership with the Sisters Health Foundation, as noted with an asterisk in the following list of agencies that received funding in the sixth round of grants:

* Actors Guild of Parkersburg, $5,000 in operating support to address revenue loss from canceled performances.

* Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg, $5,000 to support programs and services for children and youth during school closures.*

* Community Resources, $1,300 for support of the Doddridge County food pantry.

* Community Resources, $10,000 for rent, mortgage and utility assistance to individuals impacted by COVID-19.*

* Doddridge County Family Resource Network, $250 for the purchase of cleaning products to distribute to Doddridge County residents in need.

* Downtown PKB, $5,000 in operating support to address revenue loss from cancellation of events and fundraisers and to ensure continuation of programming.

* EVE Inc., $4,000 in operating support to address revenue loss from canceled fundraisers and ensure continuation of programming for victims of domestic violence.*

* Gilmer County Family Resource Network, $1,000 in operating support to address revenue loss from thrift store.

* Living Heritage Museum/New Era One Room School, $340 to address revenue loss and assist with heating costs.

* Normantown Historical Community Center, $1,100 to purchase food for the food pantry and supplies to make masks for schools and community organizations.

* Parkersburg YMCA, $2,500 for technology needs related to childcare services for school-aged children due to school closures and virtual learning.

* Roane County Committee on Aging, $2,000 for operating support for the organization’s Amma and Reedy satellite sites.*

* The Gathering Church, $1,000 to buy food for its food delivery program.

* Washington United Methodist Church, $500 to purchase a freezer for its new pantry to increase food access during the pandemic.

* West Virginia Nonprofit Association, $1,000 to support memberships for nonprofit organizations from the foundation service area that are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

* Wood County Senior Citizens Association, $1,500 to purchase shelving and supplies for the Household Goods Pantry to meet the needs of seniors for hygiene and cleaning products.*

* Wood County Society, $2,500 in operating support.

Donations to support the Hunger Fund and Safety Net Fund are tax-deductible. More information is available at pacfwv.com/COVID19.

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