Members of the Williamsburg Community Foundation’s Distribution Committee have begun visiting past grant recipients to interview them about the outcomes of programs that have been funded recently. The visits have not only provided valuable information about the results of these programs they also have helped committee members expand their perspective on the needs in our community.
The Housing Partnership, Inc. of Williamsburg (HPI) is a nonprofit agency that provides vital housing repair services to very low-income individuals, and families who are unable to help themselves due to sickness, disability, or lack of financial resources. A typical project conducted in October involved the replacement of a roof for a senior citizen. The roof was in ill repair and was likely to make the house uninhabitable in cold weather. Fourteen William and Mary students spent a Saturday morning removing the old roof. Later that day a contractor installed the new roofing material donated by James City County.
This is just one of the many excellent programs assisted by the Foundation in the past year.