Our office is running more smoothly thanks to the efforts of the Beckley Area Foundation. In 2019, we applied for grant money to be used to help us make improvements in the quality of our office space, as well as to help us work more efficiently on-the-go (and if you know any of our staff, you know that we are always on-the-go!). In our application, we requested funds to help us purchase dehumidifiers for our basement and an iPad to be used by staff in off-site programming, volunteer recruitment, fundraising campaign presentations, and much more. We are so glad to have been the recipient of a 2019 BAF Grant for these items, and extend our most heartfelt gratitude to the staff and volunteers of the Beckley Area Foundation who assist so many local organizations in meeting needs.
The dehumidifiers, pictured here (left), are an excellent addition to our basement – which has the tendency to get a little bit damp. In the past, we have not been able to store much in our massive basement due to this issue. Thankfully, with our grant from BAF we were able to secure funds to purchase the dehumidifier and allow us to utilize the space in our basement!
Additionally, the purchase of an iPad has made mobile communications a breeze for our staff members! You can see our Community Impact Coordinator, Christina, here (right) using the iPad to schedule campaign presentations and more.
We appreciate all of our supporters, from individuals, to businesses, to Foundations like the Beckley Area Foundation. At United Way, we stretch every donor dollar in order to maximize the positive impact we can have on the communities we serve. When we can get outside support from organizations like the BAF, it makes us so grateful to be a part of such a generous community!