When the Screening Committee met for its’ meeting on Wednesday, they screened and reviewed eight new applications. Four of the new applications were put on “hold” for further investigation by screening committee members.

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, everything will be different this year. The program will not be accepting used clothing, used furniture, nor used toys. As everyone has learned with this pandemic, everything is subject to change at a moment’s notice.

If you would like to make a financial donation to help supply the needs of these families, please make checks payable to Ravenswood Adopt-A-Family Program and mail them to 410 Race Street, Ravenswood, WV 26164.

Families available for adoption:

• Family #6 – Three people at this residence; woman, man, and boy 14, all need clothing, gifts for the boy, and food for three.

• Family #7 – Three in family; mother, son 40, and girl 16, all need clothing, gifts for girl, and food for three. Also needed are towels, wash cloths, and kitchen towels.

Applications are still available and can be picked up at Jackson Star News office foyer, 410 Race Street during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

Church groups, individuals, or organizations that would like to adopt one or more families for Christmas should give Mrs. Carter a call at 304-273-9897. She will try to match their wishes with a deserving family.

Adopt Headquarters in the kitchen area of the fire station will be opening in December.

Families already adopted:

• Family #1 – Adopted by Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church

• Family #5 – Adopted by Silverton Grange #506