When the Adopt-A-Family screening committee met Thursday, they had 18 new applications to review and evaluate. They also had 14 applications on “hold.” Nine families are still on “hold” for further review. The committee approved 20 of those applications.

The Headquarters for the Adopt Program opened yesterday at the Fire Station, in the kitchen area. Volunteers are needed to help with many chores at Headquarters. If you have a few hours to donate to this very worthy cause, just drop by the fire department. Any time that you can volunteer to help will be greatly appreciated.

Donations arriving in the past week were: Constellium Rolled Products $500; Star Plastics, Inc. $500; Sandra Young from California $500; and anonymously $150.

Volunteers are sorting and sizing the clothing that has arrived at headquarters, assisting groups in finding items needed for the families they have adopted, and washing clothing to be used in the program.

Those church groups, individuals and organizations who have already adopted families should come to the headquarters and look for the things that are needed for their particular family.

Twenty-seven families remain to be adopted at this time. If you would like to adopt one or more families please contact the Adopt Program coordinator Sally Carter at 304-273-9251 or 304-273-9897 after 6 p.m.

If you would like to make a financial donation to help supply the needs of these families, please make check payable to Ravenswood Adopt-A-Family Program and drop them by the headquarters at the Earl Wolfe Volunteer Fire Station.

Families for adoption at this time are:

Family #3 – Three people in this residence, Grandparents and boy 18, need clothing for all, gifts, hats and gloves for all three, blankets and towels and food for three.

Family #19 – One gentleman in this home, needs clothing, small remembrance and food for one.

Family #21 – Two people in this family, mother and boy 18 months old,need clothing for both, toys and gifts for little boy and food for two.

Family #22 – Five people in this home, mother, boys eight and two, girls one and four, need clothing for all, toys and gifts for the children and food for five.

Family #23 – Three people in this household, need clothing and gifts for girls 13 and 18, food for three.

Family #25 – Eight people in this family, father, mother, boys 11, eight, seven and ½, seven, and girls 12, seven and four years old, need clothing for all, gifts and toys for the children and food for eight.

Family #28 – One lady in this home, could use clothing, small remembrance and blankets, plus food for one.

Family #43 - Four people in this family, need clothing for children, toys and gifts for boys 12 and four, food for four.

Family #44 – Three people in this household, need clothing for all, gifts for boys six and eleven, food for three. Other items needed are blankets, towels and wash cloths.

Family #45 – One elderly lady in this home, needs clothing, small remembrance and food for one. Other needs electric skillet, full size sheets, towels and wash cloths

Family #49 – Six people in this family, need clothing for boys 16. 14 and 13 and gir14 gifts and toys for the children and food for six.

Family #52 – Two adults in family, mother and daughter, both need clothing, small remembrance and food for two.

Family #58 – Three people in this family, mother and girls three years and seven months, need clothing and toys for the girls, small remembrance for mother, food for three.

Family #61 – Two in family, Mother and boy 16, both need clothing, gifts for boy and food for two.

Family 64 – Three people in this family, need clothing, toys and gifts for girls and food for three.

Family #66 – Five people in this household, man, woman and boys four and 14 and girl nine, need clothing and gifts for the children and food for five.

Family #68 – Older lady in this home, needs clothing, small remembrance and food for one.

Family #69 – Five people in this home, man, woman and boys 16, 17 and 19, all need clothing, toys and gifts for children, and food for five.

Family #71- Three people in family, mother, girls 15 months and four years old, need clothing for all, toys and gifts for girls and food for three.

Family #72 –Two people in this household, mother and boy 13, both need clothing, gifts for the boy and food for two, Other items needed pots and pans, towels and washcloths.

Family #76 – Four people in this home, mother, girls 13 and eight, boy 11, need clothing, toys and gifts for children and food for four.

Family #77 – Five people in this family, father, mother, girls eight, six and two, all need clothing. Toys and gifts for the children and food for five.

Family #78 – Four people in this family, father, mother, boys four months old, and six, all need clothing, toys and gifts for children and food for four.

Family #79 – Two people in this home, need clothing, gifts and toys for girl 12, food for two.

Family #82 – Three people in this home, need clothing, toys and gifts for boy seven and girl five, food for three.

Family #84 – One lady in this home, needs clothes, small remembrance and food for one. Other items needed are pots and pans, towels and washcloths and food for one.

Family #85 – Six people in this home, need clothing and gifts and toys for boys four, two and 10 months and girl one year old and food for six.

Volunteers are still needed to help with the sorting, sizing, and packaging of clothing and gifts for the families in the program. Next week shopping for families who have not been adopted by groups, churches, or individuals will begin, and the wrapping of these items will follow.

Volunteers will also be needed beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday morning, Dec. 23, to grocery shop for the families who have not been adopted.

All parcels from the adopting groups need to be at the Fire Station between the hours of 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23. Packages cannot be accepted before 1 p.m. because the fire vehicles will not be moved until afternoon.

Delivery will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, Dec. 24, with the longest runs being loaded first. City deliveries will begin around 9 a.m. or shortly thereafter.

Volunteers with four wheel drive vehicles and pickup trucks as well as persons to help with the loading and delivery will be needed at the fire station at 8 a.m. If you would like to be a part of this segment of the Adopt Program, arrive at headquarters shortly before 8 a.m.

Families already adopted are:

Family #1 – Adopted by Silverton Grange #506

Family #4 – Adopted by Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene

Family #6 – Adopted Anonymously

Family #8 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family #9 – Adopted by First Baptist Church

Family #10 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family #11 – Adopted by Ravenswood Council Knights of Columbus, St. Matthew Catholic Church

Family #12 – Adopted by First United Methodist

Family #14 – Adopted by First Baptist Church

Family #15 – Adopted by GFWC Ravenswood Civic Club

Family #16 - Adopted Anonymously

Family #17 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family #18 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family #20 – Adopted by Premier Bank, Ravenswood

Family #24 – Adopted by Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene

Family #26 – Adopted Anonymously

Family #27 – Adopted by Ravenswood Council Knights of Columbus, St. Matthew Catholic Church

Family #29 – Adopted by North United Methodist Church

Family #30 – Adopted by Ravenswood Lions Club

Family #33 – Adopted Anonymously

Family #34 – Adopted by Calvary Baptist Church

Family #35 – Adopted by Calvary Baptist Church

Family #36 –Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family #37 – Adopted by Independence United Methodist Church

Family #38 – Adopted by Calvary Baptist Church

Family #39 – Adopted by First United Methodist Church

Family #40 – Adopted Anonymously

Family #41 – Adopted by Ravenswood Council Knights of Columbus, St. Matthew Catholic Church

Family # 42 – Adopted by Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church

Family #48 – Adopted by Grace Episcopal Church

Family #51 – Adopted by The Jordan Family

Family #55 – Adopted by Independence United Methodist Church

Family #67 – Adopted by Jeremiah and Amber Lambert

Family #74 – Adopted by Faith Assembly of God

Family #83 – Adopted Anonymously

Family #88 – Adopted Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church

Family #89 – Adopted by Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church