Ravenswood Adopt-A-Family announces more people, families waiting for Christmas assistance

Sally Carter, Ravenswood Adopt-A-Family
Special to Jackson Newspapers

When the Ravenswood Adopt-A-Family Screening Committee met on Wednesday, Nov. 24, they reviewed 16 new applications, plus three which were on hold for additional screening.

After review, six applications were put on hold for further investigation. Ten applications were approved for adoption.

The Screening Committee was scheduled to meet again Thursday, Dec. 2.

Applications are still available at the Jackson Star News office, 410 Race St., in the foyer.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the program will not be accepting used clothing, used furniture nor used toys. CDC guidelines will be observed.

To make a financial donation to the adopt program, make checks to Ravenswood Adopt-A-Family Program. They can be mailed to Jackson Star News, 410 Race St., Ravenswood, WV 26164.

Announcement will be made at a later date for the opening of headquarters at the Ravenswood Fire Department.

Church groups, organizations or individuals who would like to adopt one or more families should call Sally Carter at 304-273-9897 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. She will be glad to match their needs with an available family.

Families available for adoption:

Family #1: Family of three, mother, son and 17-year-old granddaughter. Needs clothing and gifts for all. Food for three.

Family #4: One lady in this family. Needs clothing, small remembrance and food for one.

Family #9: Elderly lady in this family. Needs clothing, household items and food for one.

Family #14: One lady in this household. Needs clothing, kitchen items, small remembrance and food for one.

Family #21: Three adults in this family. Needs clothing and small remembrance for man and woman. Food for three.

Family #25: Elderly gentleman in this home. Needs clothing, small remembrance and food for one.

Family #27: Older couple in this household. Needs clothing for both, bath towels, small remembrances and food for two.

Family #35: Lady and 15-year-old girl in this home. Need clothing, gifts and food for two.

Family #36: Grandmother and 18-year-old granddaughter. Need clothing, gifts, kitchen items and food for two.

Family #40: Mother and boys, ages 11 and 12, in this family. Need clothing and gifts for all. Food for three.

Family #41: Mother, father and 2-year-old boy in this family. Need clothing for all, remembrances for the parents and toys for little boy. Food for three.

Family #42: Mother and boy, 5, in this household. Need clothing, gifts and toys for boy. Food for two.