A Huge Thank You Eastern WV Community Foundation and The Fleming Family Fund

The Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless is very grateful to accept 3 grants from the Eastern WV Community Foundation and on behalf of the homeless neighbors/families  in our community who will now be able to access emergency shelter when no other shelter is available.  One of the 3 grants was from The Fleming Family Fund which is one of EWVCF funds that supports those in need in eastern WV.  Our community has many needs and the EWVCF has a  thorough process to assess the community needs and evaluate programs in our community.  We appreciate their generosity, their guidance and their on-going support for our community.

Important FCCH Meeting 3-6-18 @ 5:30 PM

Please mark you calendar for the very important FCCH meeting Tuesday March 6th at 5:30 p.m. at Immanuel’s House. The FCCH Board has drafted a FCCH Work Plan for the coming year based on discussions from our last meeting. AND we really need your input to make sure we are all on the same path in serving our homeless neighbors.

See you Tuesday…

Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless the Homeless (FCCH)
March 6th @ 5:30 p.m. at Immanuel’s House 713 Buxton St., Martinsburg


Christmas Message

At this time of year most of us can quickly bring the picture to our mind of a special homeless child born to teen parents in Bethlehem some 2000+ years ago. This year, the Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless (FCCH) was able to assist 227 homeless individuals in the Eastern Panhandle of WV by providing warm, safe, dry emergency shelter when no other option was feasible. One hundred and eleven of those homeless neighbors were children! FCCH could not have done that without YOU! Your donations of time, treasure and talent made that possible.
We could not have helped our homeless neighbors without grant funding and support from the Eastern WV Community Foundation, Ecolab and United Way of the Eastern Panhandle. They make such an important difference in our community.
And we thank YOU our donors and hard-working volunteers for your service, caring, contributions and prayers.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a peaceful New Year!
from the Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless Board of Directors.


THANK YOU to all the volunteers, runners, donors and sponsors who made the Keep the Faith 5K for the Homeless a huge success on Nov 11th. The community came together to support the Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless and the Good Samaritan Free Clinic and their work with the homeless. We had a fun day, good race and lots of warm food.  Many homeless will be able to have warm, safe, dry shelter this winter because this community effort.

Mark your calendar for Nov 10, 2018 for the next Keep the Faith 5K for the Homeless.

We need your help…

Thank you for your prayers and on-going support for the homeless in the panhandle of West Virginia.
We are very grateful to the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Inc. for their support and grant. With their support, our partner organizations, and your support, the Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless (FCCH)was able to assist 52 children and 60 adults secure warm, safe, dry shelter during the first half of 2017. Some examples follow of families we have helped follow:
• A veteran Dad with 3 young children needed a few nights safe with shelter until Telamon was able to get them into more permanent housing.
• A Mom, with at 2 year old and a 4 year old who was a victim of domestic violence, got a safe room and then transfer to a Shenandoah Women’s Center.
• A family stay in a motel for a few days while Bethany House arranged for shelter.
• A family with grandparents, 2 children and a severely handicapped young lady was able to secure temporary housing until the WV Coalition to End Homelessness arranged for a more permanent home.
• A homeless couple with a new born baby needed shelter while Dad worked 2 jobs and saved for a security deposit on their own place.
FCCH volunteers have another opportunity and challenge during the 2nd half of 2017. The Eastern WV Community Foundation has provided a reimbursable grant to help families with children again this year. THANK YOU EWVCF. We are elated and so grateful! The challenge is that we need to raise $5,000 to provide warm, safe, dry shelter for families before the EWVCF can reimburse FCCH. This is a great challenge and opportunity to keep serving homeless families when no other shelter is available. Won’t you please help us match this EWVCF Grant so we can continue to help homeless families? Please ask your church and your friends if they can help and please send your donation today to …
Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless, P.O. Box 523, Martinsburg, WV 25402.


Eastern WV Community Foundation THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

The Board of Directors and volunteers of the Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless (FCCH)are elated to learn that  the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation (EWVCF) has again supported our efforts to help children avoid homelessness or receive much needed emergency shelter when no other options are available.  The community foundation touches so many children and hearts in our area.

On behalf of the FCCH and the children/families that we are able to help, THANK YOU EWVCF and the donors who established the C. Scott & Elizabeth C. Shade Youth Fund for your generosity and support.


Shoe Drive at Good Samaritan Free Clinic

Good Samaritan Free Clinic Launches Shoe Collection Drive

Shoe donations will also support micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills.

Good Samaritan Free Clinic is conducting a shoe drive from May 1, 2017-June 30, 2017 to raise funds for the clinic.   To continue to offer free medical services our organization will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated footwear.  Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at 121 North Queen Street Martinsburg, WV 25402 every Wednesday between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Special request for local pickups can be made by emailing goodsamaritan.fc@gmail.com.

All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise partners in developing nations.  Funds2Orgs helps impoverished people to start, maintain and grow businesses in countries in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to feed, clothe and house their families.

By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to the Good Samaritan Free Clinic, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives. LaTonia Brown can contacted through email at: goodsamaritan.fc@gmail.com or call 304-582-5948.  Please see attached for more details.Good Samaritan Free Clinic Launches Shoe Collection Drive
Shoe donations will also support micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills.