Virtual farmers’ market coming soon to Martinsville-Henry County

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Pictured above: Fresh fruits and vegetables are pictured at the Uptown Martinsville Farmers’ Market. The Harvest Foundation provided a $15,000 Pick Up the Pace! grant to the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) to open a virtual farmers’ market for local patrons. It will be open for shopping starting July 12 […]

The Harvest Foundation names Kathryn Keller new president

Kate Keller

Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation Board of Directors announced today that Kathryn (Kate) E. Keller of Cincinnati, Ohio has been named to serve as the foundation’s new president. Keller will lead the foundation in its mission to enhance the health, education, and community vitality of Martinsville-Henry County. “Following an exhaustive nationwide search for the […]

Harvest Foundation & Virginia 30 Day Fund Launch $1 Million Small Business Partnership

Uptown Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The Harvest Foundation and the Virginia 30 Day Fund are partnering up to offer a brand new forgivable loan opportunity for small businesses in Martinsville and Henry County called the “Pay it Forward MHC Small Business Relief Fund.” CLICK HERE TO APPLY: PAY IT FORWARD MHC The Harvest Foundation is investing $1 million […]

Harvest launches incentive program for nonprofits, licensed childcare centers

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The Harvest Foundation has partnered with the United Way of Henry County and Martinsville to create an incentive program for nonprofit organizations and licensed childcare providers that apply for the Paycheck Protection Program through the Small Business Administration. “We want to ensure that local nonprofits and licensed childcare providers are taking advantage of federal resources available during the […]

Community partners establish emergency food program

Food Pantry vounteers

Pictured above: Volunteers work at Henry County Food Pantry to pack boxes ahead of distribution to community members. The Harvest Foundation will fund a short-term, collaborative feeding program to support families who are food insecure as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. Harvest recently provided a $146,000 grant to the Henry County Food Pantry […]

Local COVID-19 testing site open

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Pictured above: A healthcare worker demonstrates a COVID-19 test on a volunteer. The Harvest Foundation has partnered with local physicians and healthcare providers, Martinsville Speedway, the Martinsville-Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness, Martinsville and Henry County public safety departments, Martinsville and Henry County law enforcement agencies, Sovah Health-Martinsville, and the Virginia Department of Health […]

Local COVID-19 task force works to establish testing site

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(MARTINSVILLE, VA — March 30, 2020) Planning for a COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) testing site is underway in Martinsville Henry County. The Martinsville Speedway, located at 340 Speedway Road in Ridgeway, Va., will serve as the site’s location. Leading this effort is a group of local nonprofit, community and government leaders. Officials are in the process […]

Harvest Foundation deploys relief fund to aid in COVID-19 response

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The Harvest Foundation will partner with the United Way and Smart Beginnings Martinsville Henry to provide a $150,000 Emergency Childcare Relief Fund to aid priority healthcare and first responders in meeting short-term childcare needs. “It’s impossible to plan for each and every contingency because the situation changes frequently, but we can do our best to prepare for the worst […]

Community members rally to coordinate COVID-19 response

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Pictured above: Allyson Rothrock leads a discussion with community leaders on March 15 at Harvest offices. Local leaders and members of nonprofit and governmental organizations throughout Martinsville-Henry County convened over the weekend to kick off a task force focused on supporting the community during the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impacts. Following the […]

Census count underway in Virginia

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The Census Bureau has started its once-a-decade headcount of U.S. residents. After months of public awareness campaigns about the upcoming census and the importance of taking part in it, the headcount begins this month and will continue to April. Each person will be asked questions such as their age and sex and the number of […]