For the fifth consecutive year, Northwood Charitable Foundation is hosting the Mission Possible 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, benefiting City Mission’s Crabtree Kovacicek Veterans House. Due to COVID-19 and for the safety of all participants,volunteers, and staff, the event will be held virtually this year. Runners can register at www.missionpossiblerun.org between now and August 8. Then, they simply map out their own 5K or 1-mile route anywhere they want and run any time between August 1-15. Runners are asked to wear red, white, and blue and post photos on social media, tagging City Mission and using #missionpossiblerun.
Per the state’s regulations and our medical partners’ guidance, City Mission is updating its Coronavirus mitigation plans to reflect the “green phase”. All of our actions during this crisis are designed to keep everyone safe and will continue to follow safety measures like face masks and social distancing. City Mission leadership and blessings from God have kept our campus and residents Coronavirus-free up to this point.
City Mission thanks everyone for their support during these trying times. We are hopeful as Washington county shifts to the “yellow” phase of virus mitigation. We have updated our precautionary measures in accordance with the yellow phase and with the guidance from our medical professional community.
Although we have needed to end our pop-up food pantries, we still look to serve our community with food bags to assist during these difficult times. Starting 5/21/2020 at City Mission’s Samaritan Care Center on 84 W Wheeling, we will be handing out food bags to any one in need from 1-3pm. We will continue to do this every Thursday at 1-3pm. Note: We will not have drive-up service to delivery bags.
On Saturday, April 25, Scott Blasey, lead singer of local rock band, The Clarks, will be performing a Facebook Live concert to benefit City Mission. The live session will begin at 8pm on The Clarks Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theclarks. Blasey has been performing and recording live sessions from his basement for several weeks, with proceeds going to support local nonprofits. The live sessions attract thousands of viewers from all over the country.
City Mission is working very hard to meet the demands of the community during this difficult time. The Pop-up Pantry Project is a coordinated effort between the Washington County Community Foundation and Washington City Mission and also work with the Canonsburg-Houston Ministerial Association.
This is a confusing and uncertain time for all of us. The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted our community in surprising ways and affected everyday life for just about everyone. The leadership team at City Mission meets daily to discuss the latest news in this ever-changing situation, but every
Q: What do you estimate is the timeframe for personal stimulus checks to arrive in mailboxes? Do you think the government will adhere to the published schedule for 2 weeks (those who have submitted 2019 income taxes), 3 weeks (those who have not yet submitted 2019 income taxes, and 4 weeks (those who do not file taxes)? A: From CNN 4/1/2020: The first payments could go out within three weeks, and will likely go to those for whom the Internal Revenue Service already has direct deposit information on file. A: From Senator Casey 3/31/2020: It's unclear how long it will take to get the money to
Community foundations in Washington and Greene counties have established emergency funds to help local nonprofits through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) established the Close to Home Disaster and Emergency Fund last week, and has since doled out more $60,000 to local nonprofits. Betsie Trew, president and CEO of WCCF, said her organization was spurred into action after the first case of coronavirus in Washington County was announced March 13.
These are difficult times, but together we can do great things in the midst of the struggle. At City Mission, we are working to find new ways to serve more people in more areas during this crisis. We are partnering with the Washington County Community Foundation and other generous donors to provide pre-packed, emergency food bags to those in need. City Mission Thrift Stores and other local sites will act as distribution centers, or “Pop-up Pantries,” to help reach those impacted by this crisis in Washington and the surrounding communities
Thank you for your continued support of City Mission. With all that is going on today, we need you now more than ever. As a valued partner providing to those in need, we want to make sure we share the latest of what is being done, especially regarding the Coronavirus. You may have seen in our recent communications, City Mission is taking precautions to protect our vulnerable population of residents and to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. We have consulted with Centerville Clinics, the Washington Hospital, and the C
City Mission is taking precautions to protect our vulnerable population of residents and to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. This has been a very difficult decision, and we have consulted with Centerville Clinics, the Washington Hospital, and the County Health Department before taking the below actions. “We’ve been working on a plan for weeks,” said Brian Johansson, City Mission’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are being proactive and cautious.”