Grants Awarded In 2017
The Pleasants Christian Outreach Center
The Pleasants Christian Outreach Center operates Sojourn House for people who are in transition. With a grant of $1,800 from the Heart of Pleasants Fund, the Center will be making needed upgrades to the apartments.
St. Marys Marina
The St. Marys Marina is the site of many activities in Pleasants County. The West Virginia Bass Festival and the county’s Agricultural Youth Fair are held here each year. With a grant of $1,500 from the Heart of Pleasants Fund, the City of St. Marys will be purchasing new playground equipment for the marina.
Mt. Pleasant Church
Mt. Pleasant Church operates an annual summer youth camp open to all children in Pleasants County. The focus of the camp is instilling self-worth so that campers can “see how valuable their lives are and help them to deal with situations that they may face.” With a $5,000 grant from the Heart of Pleasants Fund, Mt. Pleasant Church will be able to continue that tradition.
Pleasants County Community Emergency Response Team
The Pleasants County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is continually training new members. With a grant of $381.59 from the Doug & Edie Taylor Emergency Services Fund, CERT will be purchasing equipment to use in that training.
Pleasants Senior Nutrition Program
The Pleasants Senior Nutrition Program is an important part of life for Pleasants County seniors. In late 2016, the program needed to replace a refrigeration unit and didn’t have the funds to do so. A $1,500 grant from the Quality of Life Fund helped in the replacement.