By JULIE E. GREENE
Renovating Hagerstown Goodwill Industries, expanding the Potomac Street Community Health Center and providing parenting classes to low-income families are among the activities for which more than a dozen local community agencies have requested funding through the City of Hagerstown.
According to grant and loan requests, funding requests include:
- The City of Hagerstown - $1.37 million for projects, including continued funding for community police officers, completing the purchase of a new fire truck, renovating Public Square and traffic signal upgrades.
- Washington County Hospital Association - $300,000 to renovate a bigger downtown building so the Potomac Street Community Health Center's services could be expanded.
- Hagerstown Goodwill Industries Inc., 223 N. Prospect St. - $111,555 to complete renovations of 200 N. Prospect St., including expanding conference and training space.
- Community Action Council, 101 Summit Ave. - $101,800 for a community services coordinator/family self-sufficiency case manager, community placement housing counseling for low- and moderate-income families, to help pay for a 3 percent salary increase for staff and to help home buyers with financing.
- St. John's Shelter, on Randolph Avenue - $85,000 to refinance its mortgage and cover unexpected costs to bring the building up to code.
- The Parent/Child Center, 115 W. Washington St. - $29,000 to continue educating low-income housing residents about parenting, nurturing and child self-esteem and to start a similar program at Bester Elementary School for Frederick Street Manor families.
- Easter Seal Society, 11 W. Baltimore St. - $25,000 to provide an adult, social day program to about eight low-income senior citizens with disabilities.
- Senior Living Alternatives - $24,000 to help buy food for 30 low-income frail elderly residents.
- Boys & Girls Club of Washington Co. Inc., 805 Pennsylvania Ave. - $21,750 to insulate the gymnasium.
- Memorial Recreation Center, 109 W. North St. - $10,000 to maintain the swimming pool.
- Religious Effort to Assist and Care for the Homeless Inc. (REACH) - $7,500 to provide security guards for the Washington County Cold Weather Homeless Shelter.
- Girls Inc., 626 Washington Ave. - $7,000 to replace windows in the gym and repair other windows.