Three local organizations recently received an annual grant from an endowment fund established The Jenny E. Wible Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation.
Created with a gift of more than $3 million in 2017, the Wible Fund provides yearly grants to St. Bede Catholic Church, Walsingham Academy and the local Salvation Army, according to as news release from the Williamsburg Community Foundation
This year’s grants total $116,266.
Last year’s grant to St. Bede supported a wide variety of ministries at the parish, whose membership includes more than 3,000 households.
The funds helped the parish produce printed materials for church services, and transition to livestreaming services when the pandemic caused them to limit gatherings earlier this year, according to the foundation.
At Walsingham Academy, the 2019 Wible grant provided eight students with financial aid to help with the cost of tuition at the K-12 private school, with an average of $7,404 in aid per student.
With help from their Wible grant, last year the Salvation Army of Williamsburg provided a variety of services and benefits to people in need: nutritious, hot food to families and individuals; WATA bus passes and gas vouchers so people can get to work and medical appointments; rental assistance to prevent eviction; financial assistance for utilities like electric and water to prevent disconnection; and motel shelter assistance to prevent homelessness.
It also allowed Salvation Army to help children make a strong start in school, providing backpacks, school supplies, clothes or uniforms and shoes, according to the foundation.
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