KOVAR provided an $18,400 Grant to HopeTree Family Services
KOVAR, a Virginia Knights of Columbus charity, recently provided an $18,400 grant to HopeTree Family Services and its newly constructed Blessing Home in Salem, Virginia, in honor of Reverend Monsignor Joseph P Lehman. Msgr. Lehman, Pastor of Our Lady of Nazareth parish in Roanoke and a member of Roanoke K of C Council #562, was recognized for providing encouragement and support for the Knights in their KOVAR fundraising efforts.
Blessing Home residents Scott and Jon are pictured with Rev. Msgr. Joseph P. Lehman trying out their new sofa, while Ricky is seated in a nearby chair, that were all part of the furniture purchased with those KOVAR funds.
KOVAR is dedicated to helping enrich the lives of Virginians with intellectual disabilities. The KOVAR grant funded the purchase of furniture for Foster Home and Wright Home in addition to Blessing Home. Foster and Wright are homes for women in Virginia Beach who have been diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. Furniture replaced had been in service for the past 35 to 50 years.
After the men who live at Blessing Home gave Msgr. Joe Lehman a tour of their new home, they gathered around the new cherry dining room table and chairs, also purchased through the KOVAR grant, and presented Msgr. Lehman with a plaque which designated him as the honoree.
This was the fifth grant KOVAR has made to HopeTree Family Services, which is supported by Virginia Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services. HopeTree provides Christian residential, educational and support services to at-risk children and youth and to adults with intellectual disabilities throughout Virginia.