Roanoke Women's Foundation announces largest total amount of grant money in 13 years

RAM House among five organizations to receive grant money

By Patricia Martellotti - Reporter

ROANOKE, Va. - Richard Nubill is one of many who visits the RAM House.

“They help me get back on my feet, you know what I'm saying,” Nubill said.

It's a daytime shelter for the homeless.

The shelter, which relies on community support to keep its doors open, received $50,000 from the Roanoke Women's Foundation, something managers describe as, “a much needed financial boost.”

“Just when you don't know where the money is going to come from, the door opens. So this is going to be a solid support for RAM,” Geralynn Trellue, development volunteer manager at Roanoke Area Ministries, said.

The grant will help the RAM House in a variety of areas including financial aid, food and rent.

This year, the Roanoke Women's Foundation is giving the largest total amount of grant money in 13 years.

“It’s a total of $341,000. We are beyond excited,” board member Sherry Frantz, at Roanoke Women’s Foundation, said.

Feeding America Southwest Virginia also received $50,000.

“Yes we'll have more food to give out. We'll have smaller bags available, dry beans pasta and cereal,” president and CEO Pamela Irvine, at Feeding America Southwest Virginia, said.

Transitional Options for Women was award $94,000, and Camp Easterseals United Cerebral Palsy received $100,000.

The Roanoke Women's Foundation looks forward to continuing its support toward organizations around the community for years to come.

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