Homeless Coalition gets grant from Community Foundation for hotel sheltering

Morgan County Homeless Coalition has received a $1,730 grant from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation’s Housing Action Fund to support sheltering individuals who are homeless.

Homeless Coalition officials said they will use the money to help cover costs of sheltering families in local hotels during the cold weather months (November through February).

“This grant will help us to alleviate some of the nearly $15,000.00 in expenses for hotel shelter during the winter. We plan to have the MCHC HOPE HOUSE at 47 Union Street, in Berkeley Springs, open by December 1, 2022, so this money will be targeted for use for families with children, whom we must shelter in a hotel,” said Richard Voorhaar, President of Morgan County Homeless Coalition.

The Community Foundation was established in 1995 and awards nearly $1 million in grants and scholarships annually. With 250 endowed funds and assets of just over $30 million, EWVCF is one of the largest grantmaking organizations serving the Eastern Panhandle.


Pictured, from left, are Homeless Coalition Board Members Mark Colie, Charles Price, Dick Voorhaar, Laura Falcon, Ola Broyles, Carmen Winiarski, Carolyn Grow, and William Grow.