December 14, 2021– Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless is pleased to announce it has received a $5000 Youth Grant from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation to support shelter and housing of children. The Youth Grant will serve approximately 50 children with emergency shelter and 50 children with eviction prevention and housing assistance in 2021. Our goal is to fill the gap in homeless services and prevention services in the Eastern Panhandle. We help when no other resources are available. In addition to these funds from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, we receive funding from the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, Ecolab Foundation, and local churches and individuals. We are an all-volunteer organization trying to use every donor dollar for direct services. “We want to thank the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation for this Fall 2020 Youth Grant of $5,000,” said FCCH Chair Cynthia Jamison. ” We have already served more than 150 children this year with both emergency shelter or with homeless prevention funds. Unfortunately, the loss of employment during the pandemic has hit local families very hard. This funding will help us meet their needs.” The Community Foundation was established in 1995 and awards nearly $1 million in grants and scholarships annually. With 250 endowed funds and assets of just over $30 million, EWVCF is one of the largest grantmaking organizations serving the Eastern Panhandle. The Foundation is located at the historic Caperton Train Station at 229 East Martin Street, Suite 4, Martinsburg, WV 25401. For more information, visit the website http://www.EWVCF.org or contact EWVCF Executive Director Michael Whalton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-264-0353. ***
Thank you from the Eastern WV Community Foundation for the $5,000 grant for shelter for children. The FCCH board appreciates the support and confidence in our work!
The Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless is growing and expanding our leadership. Now, more than ever, we need the community’s support in carrying out our work.
Anyone who is interested in serving individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing it is invited to our community meetings. Please join us and invite others who may be interested.
Upcoming meetings are:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
All meetings are held at
713 Buxton Street in Martinsburg
Today is the last day of the Unity Campaign of the Eastern Panhandle. You still have time support the Faith Coalition for the Homeless with your online donation at https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/UNITY/team/FCCH.
Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless (FCCH) is on the way to reaching our Unity Campaign goal, but there’s still so much MORE to do! Now is the time to support our mission of providing emergency shelter to individuals and families in the Eastern Panhandle when there is no other feasible option.
Will you help us reach our goal of $5,000 by donating $25, $35, $50, or more? All of your money will go directly to FCCH. Plus, a portion of your gift will be matched by a sponsor. You can donate online at https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/UNITY/team/FCCH. Thank you!
Don’t miss it! Join the 12-day fundraiser to help us raise money for Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless. FCCH will receive 100% of your donation, PLUS, a portion will be matched by a sponsor! You can donate directly to us here: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/UNITY/team/FCCH.
The Faith Community Coalition for the Homeless is participating in the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle’s Unity Campaign from September 11 – 22, 2019. This is an opportunity for everyone to give a little to make a big difference.
The second in the Journal’s two-part series on homelessness: