The Harvest Foundation welcomes Bassett, Korff to Board of Directors

Jeb Bassett-John Korff

Local residents Jeb Bassett, John Korff join 14-member board Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation welcomes two new members to its board of directors this year, Henry County resident John “Jeb” Bassett and Martinsville resident John Korff. Bassett is a lifelong resident of Henry County and said being considered to serve on the board of […]

Kelvin Perry to lead Harvest Foundation Board of Directors

Kelvin Perry

Perry marks history at the foundation as its first African American chairman Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation Board of Directors is under new leadership, electing Henry County resident Kelvin Perry as chairman. He is the first African American to serve in this role at the foundation. “It is a great honor to be a […]

January: A new year brings new possibilities

Uptown Martinsville Elephants on Parade Mural

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller A new year always brings with it optimism for possibilities. I believe it’s on all of us to harness these opportunities to continue making progress and making MHC a place for everyone. The running theme of the Level Up MHC Community Summit was to create a […]

Harvest funds programming to promote safe and secure housing in Martinsville, Henry County

Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc. Grant Photo

Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc. receives $428,230 over three years to reduce evictions Martinsville, Va. —  A three-year investment of $428,230 from The Harvest Foundation will enable Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc. to expand its eviction reduction programming in Martinsville and Henry County. “We work closely with our community partners to create stronger systems for […]

Henry County Schools Superintendent Sandy Strayer to retire July 1

Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Sandy Strayer

For Immediate Release January 19, 2023 Henry County Public Schools’ superintendent Dr. Sandy Strayer has announced her upcoming retirement after 31 years as an educator. Dr. Strayer will retire at the end of the 2022-2023 school year in July to focus more time on her family. She plans to pursue avenues to continue to support […]

Commonwealth Crossing receives $22.3M state grant for site development

Commonwealth Crossing

Virginia Business Ready Sites Program helps attract new businesses by increasing portfolio of competitive project-ready sites RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced a total of $90 million in Virginia Business Ready Sites Program (VBRSP) development grants for 21 sites across the Commonwealth. Administered by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), this discretionary program […]

United Way receives $143K VERP grant for housing stability services

Stock Photo Housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2023 CONTACTS: Office of the Governor Macaulay Porter Email:   Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Contact: Alexis Carey Email: Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces More Than $2.9 Million in Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot Program Grants Investment will support eviction prevention and diversion services   RICHMOND, VA – […]

Uptown Partnership Joins DHCD’s Mobilizing Main Street Program Cohort

Uptown Partnership

Focus on community revitalization, organizational development, and capacity building  MARTINSVILLE, VA (September 22, 2022) – Martinsville Uptown Partnership (UP) is joining the Commonwealth’s Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) first-ever Mobilizing Main Street Program cohort-based program. This two-year program will provide the framework for targeted organizational development support to Exploring Main Street (EMS) communities […]