Tuesday, May 17, 2022

100K in grants went to these local organizations

Salvation Army school supplies distribution in 2019. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Madeline Monroe)
Salvation Army school supplies distribution in 2019. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Madeline Monroe)

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.

To learn more about leaving a legacy to your community through your will or trust, please contact Nancy Sullivan at ncsullivan@williamsburgcommunityfoundation.org, or call 757-259-1660.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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