The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 31, 2013

Beckley Area Foundation announces 2013 grants


BECKLEY — Health and Human Services

Beckley Dream Center, warming cabinets for feeding program, $2,775; Beckley Health Right, diabetic disease management program supplies, $7,000; Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center Inc., washer and dryer, $2,089.19; Coal City Volunteer Fire Department, replace fire hose, $2,000;

Ghent Volunteer Fire Department, thermal imaging camera, $2,000; Helping Hands Resource Center, food pantry supplies, $7,000; Hospice of Southern West Virginia Inc., security surveillance system, $7,000; Humane Society of Raleigh County, Shelter improvements, $4,500; Lillian James Learning Center, expand stock of water bottles and coolers, $6,820;

Perry Memorial United Methodist Church, hot food table for community food program, $2,721.04; Raleigh County Animal Rescue, spay/neuter program for low income families’ pets, $4,000; Rhodell Volunteer Fire Department, fire detectors for fire prevention program, $1,750; Stormhaven, facility window replacement, $5,005.35;

United Way of Southern West Virginia, new phone system, $1,260; WVU Foundation-Eye Institute, provide visually impaired children with tools to become independent/employable, $2,500; Wild Spirit Horse Sanctuary Inc. transportable arena for use in equine therapy program, $3,500; Women’s Resource Center, support for training regional Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, $4,000.

Civic Beautification

Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team, copier and software purchase, $949; Beckley Renaissance, purchase shade sails and United States flags, $1,350; Piney Creek Watershed Association, expansion of pet waste station program, $920.50;

Raleigh County Make It Shine, support for New River Park improvements design work, $5,000; Raleigh County 4-H Youth Camp Inc., challenge grant to assist in purchasing lawn tractor, $2,650.


21st CCLS Afterschool Program, Beckley-Stratton Middle School, Immersion through 21st century technology and arts project, $6,361.82; Academy of Careers and Technology, Pathway Program Option 1 incentives, $500; Clear Fork Elementary School, supplies for outdoor shelter/classroom, $2,361.03;

College Summit Inc., scholarships for Raleigh County students participation in workshop, $3,000; Health Sciences and Technology Academy, computers to assist eligible students pursuing college, $2,500; Liberty High School, improving school attendance through a technology integration and community collaboration project, $4,132.95;

Raleigh County Public Library, “Crafting Corner Library” tools, $750; Youth Leadership Association, scholarships, $1,500; Raleigh County Board of Education, underwriting for arts performances at WWHS, $5,500; Shady Spring Elementary, concert support, $1,800;

University of Charleston, support for UC-Beckley launch phase, $7,000; West Virginia State University Research & Development Corporation, provide Raleigh County students STEM instruction through school, afterschool and outreach programs, $3,500.

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