Foundation grants help organizations

The Hancock County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation continues its efforts to make a difference in our local communities, lending a hand to several area organizations working to benefit others.

Recently the foundation awarded almost $49,000 to 23 area groups. These funding allocations have been taking place since 1999, with nearly $750,000 distributed since then.

We are glad to see it continue.

While our region has experienced a variety of positive news in recent years, there are still many in need of some assistance. As long as that is the case, there will be a need of those willing to help.

The groups to receive contributions this year were American Legion Post 121 Color/Honor Guard; Beaver County Humane Society; Brooke/Hancock Family Resource Network Inc.; Brooke-Hancock County Veterans Memorial Park Inc.; C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc.; Community Bread Basket; East Liverpool Community Partnership in Revitalization; Family Connections; First United Methodist Church; Greater Weirton Senior Citizens Center Inc.; Hancock Brooke Ohio Counties Victim Assistance Program; Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia; Mary H. Weir Public Library; Paris Cemetery Co.; Rotary Club of Beaver; Salvation Army – Steubenville; Team MOJO Foundation; the F.I.S.H. Inc.; Salvation Army — Weirton; Tri-State Christian Academy/Mercy Baptist; United Church Social Services Union Inc.; Youth Services System Inc.; and the HHH Foundation Inc.

Each group provides a unique service to their respective community, whether it be operating a food bank or clothes closet, assisting victims of domestic violence, providing services to local senior citizens, purchasing beds for area youth who do not have them, offering services to veterans, literacy programs and much more.

They each work to make their community a better place in their own way, and we are grateful for their service.

We applaud each of these groups for their work, and the efforts of the Hancock County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation for its support.