FAIRMONT — The Robert H. Mollohan Family Charitable Foundation awarded a $3,000 Community Grant to The Disability Action Center located in Fairmont.

The Mollohan Foundation was established in 2000 as a non-profit charitable organization in West Virginia. It was created by the family of the late Congressman Robert H. Mollohan to improve the life of persons living in West Virginia through its educational, scientific and charitable programs.  

The Disability Action Center is dedicated to providing individuals with disabilities, primarily developmental disabilities, and their families with the support, knowledge and resources they need to reach their greatest level of independence.

The Disability Action Center used this grant for the completion of a vocational classroom that will be used by their clients and families for training. The classroom now has accessible tables and chairs, a sensory station, new carpet, trim and paint.

These vocational classrooms were created to provide a fun and safe atmosphere for individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability to learn more about job readiness, independent living and their options of continuing an education.

Because of this grant, the DAC is able to provide 20 clients with these services.

The Robert H. Mollohan Family Charitable Foundation Community Grant Program was implemented in December 2001 and was started to support local community organizations that promote educational and cultural initiatives.

The program supports small community organizations which support local projects and activities.

Other grants awarded by the foundation this year include Westside Robotics, Nerdbot Robotics and On Eagles’ Wings.

Any organization interested in applying for a community grant must contact the foundation and can do so by emailing info@mollohanfoundation.org or calling 304-333-6783.

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