WILLIAMSBURG-The Williamsburg Community Foundation (WCF) recently awarded $33,600 in grants from the Community Emergency Response Fund, which was established last year as a result of the pandemic to support basic needs such as food and shelter. The funds will be distributed amongst the following local outreach centers:
Avalon Center will use its $3,600 grant to provide emergency shelter and support services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Community of Faith Mission will use its $5,000 to add additional safety measures for staff, volunteers, and guests at the 18 weeks of winter homeless shelters in partnership with local congregations.
FISH will provide food and clothing to its clients with its $5,000 grant.
Grove Christian Outreach Center will use its grant of $5,000 to provide food and financial assistance to low-income individuals and families in the Grove area.
Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels will use its $5,000 to provide nutritious meals to vulnerable adults and families.
Williamsburg Faith In Action will use its $5,000 grant to support delivery of food from food pantries to those who are homebound or without transportation.
Williamsburg House of Mercy will use its $5,000 to support the Bridge to Home program, which proves emergency shelter nights at motels.