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Neighborhood Investment Credits Available

The House of the Carpenter has been allotted $5,000 in Neighborhood Investment Credits.  These credits are available for donations of $500 or more to individuals and businesses that are required to pay taxes in WV.  The credits are distributed on a first come basis and […]

Weekend backpacks operating again

The House of the Carpenter has a weekend backpack feeding program in cooperation with Madison Elementary that provides the nearly 280 students with food every weekend.  The bags of food contain six meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners) along with snacks and fruit so […]

Thank you to Jebbia’s Market

A big thank you to Jebbia’s market.  They provided the HOC with a surprise gift of fresh produce that was distributed through the food pantry and to our neighbors in general.  The tomatoes and other fresh garden items were so plentiful that the staff was […]

School supplies delivered

The House of the Carpenter with help from the Wheeling Kiwanis, the J. B. Chambers Foundation and individual donations provided all of the students at Madison Elementary with the items necessary for them to begin the school year.  Boxes of notebooks, crayons, pencils, paper, glue […]

Flood Response

The House of the Carpenter has been very active in flood response over the past two months in Triadelphia, southern WV and Follansbee.  During this time the HOC has help provide over $55,000 worth of cleaning supplies, bottled water, shovels, mops and lime to the […]

Kate Rhodes is our new Youth Coordinator

Welcome Kate Rhodes It is with great regret that we have to say good bye to Andrew Nielsen.  Andrew has been our youth coordinator for the past year.  Family circumstances necessitate him returning to Columbus where he will begin a new position.  With the closing […]

Surprise Visit from David Kirk

The HOC had a surprise visitor this week.  The Rev. David Kirk, the founder of the House of the Carpenter over 50 years ago, was visiting in the area.  He decided to stop by and talk about how the project has grown and developed since […]

Phylis Retires From the Board of Directors

Phylis Lavelle has served on the Board of Directors for the House of the Carpenter for two 8 year terms.  In her 16 years she has helped guide the project to build the new facility, make the transition in director, expand the programing, establish an […]

NOVA Shines Bright

Light the celestial body, NOVA (the Thursday evening worship experience) is shining on the Island.  Dinner is at 6pm.  Then at 7pm lively music and timely messages drawn from Scripture help all of us begin to view our lives through the light of Jesus Christ.  […]

Art Class Has Started

The winter art class has begun.  The 14 participants met for the first time last week and began working on pencil drawings of vegetables to learn about shading, light and shadows.  The students are doing five more sketches this week and when they meet on […]