FAIRMONT — A Fairmont company has taken its company anniversary celebration to a whole new level.
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Healthcare Management Solutions LLC officials decided to give $1,000 to 20 different nonprofit organizations in North Central West Virginia, many in Marion County, for a total of $20,000.
“We are proud to share some of the fruits of our own 20 years of success with 20 deserving nonprofits,” HMS President Leah Heimbach said in a press release. “These charitable donations not only strengthen the spirit of our work to protect vulnerable populations, but also help make our local communities safer, stronger and healthier.”
Here is a list of the 20 organizations selected to receive donations.
Milan Puskar Health Right/Friendship House, of Morgantown, which provides peer recovery programs to people living with substance use disorder and other mental health challenges. Health Right also finances and operates the Friendship Fairmont at the corner of Locust and Cleveland Avenue.
Health Access Inc., of Clarksburg, works to eliminate disparities for those who lack access to basic health care. They help residents in Harrison and Doddridge counties get primary and specialty care, prescription drugs, cancer screenings, vision, dental and more, all for free.
The Fairmont Disability Action Center is a comprehensive education, training and enrichment center for more than 450 children and adults with disabilities and their families in North Central West Virginia.
The Marion County Humane Society of Fairmont is a non-profit, no-kill organization that provides care for more than 5,000 animals annually.
The Hope Inc. Domestic Violence Center of Fairmont provides resources and services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and stalking in Marion, Harrison, Doddridge, Gilmer and Lewis counties, ensuring their safety, promoting self-sufficiency and promoting violence-free living.
CASA of Marion County, which is based in Fairmont, advocates, educates and promotes the well-being of children in Marion County who have been abused and neglected by harnessing the talents of community volunteers who ensure that children are provided with safe and permanent homes.
Pet Helpers Inc., of Fairmont, is a nonprofit, all-volunteer foster network for homeless animals waiting for their forever homes. With no facilities or paid staff, all funds go to veterinary care, food and medicine for the animals.
Soup Opera by Fairmont serves a daily meal seven days a week, 365 days a year to 100+ people in need a day in Marion County and surrounding areas. Sobrania Inc./Soup Opera also provides toiletries and showers, clothing, blankets, dishes and more if available.
Stepping Stone Inc., of Fairmont, is a community-based treatment facility serving adolescent males ages 14-17 and adult males ages 18-21 in transition who are in the custody of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources , are victims of abuse or neglect and/or have withdrawn from a higher level of treatment or out-of-state placement and have disruptive behavior and emotional distress. The program teaches residents to respect themselves, their community, their parents, police, government officials, adults and their peers.
Tygart Valley United Way, which has offices in Fairmont and Elkins, provides funding to numerous nonprofit organizations in a five-county area that improve the lives of others. This year, United Way is focusing on families who have jobs but don’t qualify for any type of state or federal aid, but just can’t make ends meet.
Fairmont’s The Op Shop is a nonprofit community rehabilitation program that creates opportunities for adults with disabilities in sheltered or competitive employment. Services include independent living skills, life skills training, job placement, job training, work adjustment and supported employment.
Presley Ridge of Morgantown provides families and individuals with support and hope through foster care and adoption assistance, community and home-based services, outpatient services, special education, autism services, residential services and transition services.
March of Dimes, of Arlington, Virginia, has been fighting for maternal and infant health for 80 years, supporting research, leading programs and providing education and advocacy so that every family has the best possible start.
WV Rescues Ministries/Union Mission, of Fairmont, provides physical and spiritual services to those in need in West Virginia through a men’s shelter, women’s and children’s shelter, family shelter, soup kitchen, thrift store and living room, no one is turned away and all have access to hot food and shelter.
Connecting Link by Fairmont meets the immediate needs of people in crisis and helps find resources for residents of North Central West Virginia, including utility termination assistance, prescriptions, transportation, eviction and first month’s rent.
The Genesis Youth Crisis Center in Clarksburg provides a safe, temporary place for children to stay until permanent placement is arranged.
The bi-county meal program, with offices in Nutter Fort, Salem and Shinnston, provides assembled and home-delivered meals, nutrition education and referrals to those 60 and older, their spouses and their children with disabilities.
The WV Coalition to End Homelessness, of Bridgeport, supports agencies and communities in West Virginia where homelessness is either a prevalent or hidden problem to ensure that no child, veteran or family enters homelessness in the first place. Housing people is the only way to end homelessness.
Clarksburg Mission Community provides comfort, reassurance and resources to those in need, including emergency shelter, transitional housing, food, assistance and more.
Clarksburg Mustard Seed is a food pantry serving people in the community free of charge with food, clothing, cleaning and hygiene items, and household items. The pantry also accepts donations for those in need.
HMS uses a combination of healthcare and technology expertise to create cost-effective solutions that federal and state agencies and our private sector partners need to ensure that residents of nursing homes and other healthcare facilities receive the best possible good care, no matter where in the US