Monthly Archives: September 2016

Food Distribution begins again…

The Mountaineer Food Bank, Pocahontas Mobile Food Pantry  and the Richwood Pantry  will be distributing food on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 9am-11am.

Old Cherry River Bank Building
The new Home of the Starting Points Children Center.

Food will be distributed at the old “Cherry River Bank building, located at 44 East Main Street, Richwood.  There will be fresh produce, meat and canned goods available to all.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Barb Radcliff and/or Ms. Marla Short at 304-846-4479.

Relocation has finally begun

Nicholas County Starting Points,  Parents As Teachers, The Nicholas County Empowerment Corporation and the  Richwood Pantry, collectively have started the process of relocating to 44 East Main Street, Richwood, WV.  Our goal is to complete this relocation within the next 30-45 days.  The Pantry will be moving into the “Old Company Store” that is adjacent to the “Old People’s Bank” building.  Both buildings are at least 110 years old; and deemed historical landmarks.

Company Store at 44 East Main Street, Richwood, WV
The “Old Company Store” located at 44 East Main Street, Richwood, WV

 This is a HUGE undertaking.  Our first task is to clean the buildings of debris.  We NEED VOLUNTEERS to help with this task.    We are starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  Even if you can only help a couple hours, it will be greatly appreciated.

The Nicholas County Empowerment Corporation will be providing Lunch to all that can help.  This is the first step in getting The Pantry and the Nicholas County Child Care Center fully operational.  For more information, please contact Barb Radcliff, Pantry Director,  at 304-846-4479.

Richwood Pantry Relocating

The Richwood Pantry will be relocating.  The plan, subject to approval by the Board of Directors for both the Richwood Pantry and the Nicholas County Empowerment Corporation, is for the Pantry to move to the old “Company Store” located at 44 East Main Street.  There will be more information about this move forthcoming in the near future.

Rebuilding Richwood is moving ahead at a Fast Pace…

Information about FEMA Assistance, SBA Assistance and Rebuild Richwood is being updated weekly (if not daily). To help residents of the community get correct, up to date information, we urge residents to contact Ms. Rita DeMario at 304-846-2271 (she coordinates the volunteer effort at the Armory) and/or Ms. Mary Jane Williams at 304-846-6790 (she works at the Richwood Chamber of Commerce.

Additionally, we are working to develop a Public Service Announcement process that will involve local radio, television and newspaper outlets. We will keep you informed of our progress.