McComb Region Heart & Soul Announces First Grant

September 25, 2017

The McComb Region Heart & Soul team has awarded the first of five mini-grants in its grant fund pool.

A portion of the remaining dollars from The Community Foundation’s initial $136,000 grant were reserved for technical grants to begin enacting parts of the village’s Heart & Soul action plan. The first grant of $1,200 was awarded to the McComb Church of Christ to begin a family friendly movie and concert series in the village parks.

“Our park is vital to our community in so many ways and this just adds more opportunities for residents to enjoy it,” said Ingrid Griffith, McComb Church of Christ Youth Pastor. “What better way to promote family togetherness than a free movie to watch while cuddled on a blanket picnic style? I hope it creates memories and traditions that last a lifetime. I am tapping into our teens to help make these events happen. The sooner they get involved and own service as a way of life, the better our communities will be in the future.”

The first movie will be shown this fall, with the date yet to be determined.

The McComb Region Heart & Soul project began with a $136,000 grant from The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation to the Village of McComb. In the last two years, the community has laid the groundwork for development, gathered community feedback and created an action plan encompassing its eight value areas. The Stewardship Committee is responsible for guiding and stewarding the plan in collaboration with community partners.

“The grants we have received and will continue to receive are a direct result of the investment our community has made in itself,” said Carol Cary, Stewardship Committee Chair. “This is exactly what we hoped that work would result in. We were successful in preparing to take advantage of opportunities like this one.”

For more information, contact Cary at carolcary26@yahoo.com.