Shentel Foundation makes contribution

The Shentel Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Shenandoah Telecommunications Corp. in Edinburg, has contributed $18,000 to the Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter’s Capacity to Serve campaign.

The Alliance lost its office and shelter space last April when a fire destroyed the county farm. Contributions to the campaign will be added to an operating reserve so that the Alliance can continue to operate grant-funded programs that end and prevent local homelessness, according to a news release from Shentel.

Executive Director Sheila Orndorff stated that an operating reserve is needed because nearly 90 percent of Alliance clients do not go through a shelter. The grant funds prevent them from being evicted, homeless or staying in shelters for long periods.

Donations to the Capacity to Serve Campaign can be mailed to Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter, P.O. Box 241, Maurertown 22644.