Martinsburg based Berkeley County Meals on Wheels will benefit from a newly established endowment fund within the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation. Created through the vision of the Board of Directors of Kings Daughters Housing, Inc., the Berkeley County Meals on Wheels Endowment Fund will provide annual support in perpetuity to this local nonprofit organization.
With an army of volunteer drivers, a small but dedicated staff, the support of several community churches, and the kitchen facilities of Kings Daughters Court, Berkeley County Meals on Wheels has prepared and delivered more than one million hot, nutritious, low-cost noon time meals since its inception in 1971. Drivers deliver a meal daily to the home of anyone in Berkeley County who is home bound or for any reason is unable to prepare at least one balanced meal per day, regardless of his or her age, infirmity, race, or gender.
“Establishing this endowment fund is a wonderful way to support this remarkable organization and give back to the community,” stated Montie Hicks, President of Kings Daughters Housing, Inc. “We’re honored to be able to provide meaningful support to another local nonprofit that serves senior citizens and has a mission quite similar to ours.”
In addition to the Meals on Wheels endowment, Kings Daughter Housing, Inc. has established two other endowed funds at the Community Foundation. The Kings Daughter Charitable Funds will award annual grants totaling more than $60,000 to nonprofit organizations serving senior citizens in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The mission of Kings Daughters Housing is “to provide elderly persons with housing facilities and services specifically designed to meet their physical, social and psychological needs, and to promote their health, security, happiness and usefulness in longer living” and the new endowments will continue to serve this mission by providing much needed funding to community-based nonprofit organizations with similar missions.
The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation was established in 1995 and awards nearly $1 million in grants and scholarships annually. With more than 225 endowed funds and assets of just over $25 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 www.EWVCF.org or contact EWVCF Executive Director Michael Whalton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-264-0353.
Community foundations number more than 800 across America and attract gifts and bequests to benefit local communities through everlasting endowment.