A new local church group kept the community in mind this holiday season, donating both time and money to a business dedicated to assisting intellectually or developmentally disabled adults.
The Community of Joy presented the Russell Nesbitt Peer Support Group with a check of almost $800 Monday. The funds come from a bowling tournament fundraiser held a few weeks ago. The peer support group helps assist disabled men and women here in the valley.
Organizers said the funds will go toward various activities they provide, which can quickly become costly.
“We do a lot of crafts, cooking, fitness nights, just a variety of things and we do require a lot of funds for supplies because we have 10 to 12 individuals usually at every program,” said Andrea Pack. “Snacks, craft supplies, particularly our cooking classes can get kind of pricey so this will very much help support our program.”
The program also received additional money from their 50-50 raffle and from St. Clairsville lanes who donated a bowling ball, which sold for about $120.