MARIETTA, OHIO (WTAP)- The Marietta Welfare League granted its largest amount yet during its annual grant giveaway.
The League hosted its community grant giveaway at the Betsey Mills Club in Marietta where $62,515.75 dollars was donated to local organizations throughout the county.
This year 38 different organizations received funding which will go back to serving those in Washington County in one way or another.
When receiving the checks at the reception, organizations would share ways they have helped the community in the past and plans of what the grant money would go towards.
Jane Crumrine, Chairman of the Finance Committee, explained their excitement of the event and what the money will be going towards. “We had a lot of feeding children, after school programs but we were able to give to the arts and some other community programs. Our profits come from the Marietta welfare league shop at Marietta memorial hospital and from that we decide how much we can scrap and give away. This is our big payoff; we wait all year for this.”
The grant money is earned through annual fund raisers like the fall auction and the League shop at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
Organizations that received grants from the Marietta Welfare League:
Memorial Health Foundation
The Betsey Mills Club
Marietta Choir Department
Oak Grove Christian School
Presbyterian Church of Beverly Women's Assoc.
Phillips Elementary School - Music Department
O'Neill Senior Center
The Woman's Home
Daily Bread Kitchen
Friends of the Museums
Phillips School Music Program
Harvest of Hope
Heart for Kids
Children’s Hunger Alliance
Belpre Area Ministries
Pioneer Presbyterian Church
Boys and girls Club of Washington Co.
Marietta Band Boosters
Veritas Classical Academy
Marietta City Schools Musical Program
MMM 8th Grade Trip
Betsey’s Learning Tree
Harmar Elem. School
High Schools That Rock
Marietta Children’s Choir
Riverside Artists Gallery
Consumer Credit Counseling
Humane Society of the Mid Ohio Valley
Save A Kitty Feral Cat Program
The Fountain Foundation
Wash/Morgan Community Action-Secret Santa
Girl Scout Daisy Troup #10047
Harmar Place-Music and Memory
Habitat for Humanity of The Mid Ohio Valley