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Several organizations in the Sistersville and greater Tyler County area have received grants totaling $ 148,451 from the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust. The Ohio Valley Community Foundation oversees the Trust’s grantmaking process, while WesBanco Bank, Inc. serves as the trustee and investment advisor. Grants and donations from the Trust are recommended by an advisory committee made up of stakeholders and advisors. This structure supports the contribution of the community and encourages the strategic use of available resources. Members of the advisory committee include Cindy Perring of WesBanco Trust and Investment Services, Linda Henriksen, Sabrina Kyle, Tammi Bowers and Judy Yeager. The Barths created the Trust to extend their dedication to the Sistersville area after their death. Because of this, the Barths’ interest in supporting animal rescue and refuge, community organizations and beautification efforts can continue in perpetuity. In addition to the support provided through the competitive grant program, the Trust provides designated annual funding to Nature Conservancy and Olive Branch Animal Rescue and Refuge, Inc.

The following grant recipients have been announced:

ArtsLink, Inc. ArtsLink Concerts 2021 $ 5,000.00

Catholic Charities West Virginia Catholic Charities – Basic Needs Assistance $ 6,000.00

City of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Department Purchase of equipment and materials for the installation of a disc golf course. $ 6,500.00

Town of Sistersville The Sistersville Ferry $ 15,000.00

Town of Sistersville Pump replacement and paint removal for Sistersville pool $ 7,851.00

Town of Sistersville Sistersville City Building Fascia and Soffite Repairs $ 27,000.00

Community Resources, Inc. Esther Crumbley Christmas Fund 2021 $ 1,500.00

Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia Wishmakers $ 5,000.00

Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church Third Thursday Soup Breakfast $ 10,000.00

Olive Branch Animal Rescue & Refuge, Inc. Driveway Revitalization Project $ 15,000.00

Paden City Public Library Library Computer Upgrades $ 5,000.00

Sistersville 1st United Methodist Church Faith Hands Free Community Breakfast & Necessities Closet – hygiene supplies $ 7,000.00

Sistersville Public Library Seniors Bridging the Digital Divide $ 5,000.00

The Lighthouse Child Advocacy Center Lighthouse Child Advocacy Center Roof Replacement $ 6,500.00

Town of Friendly Town of Friendly Community Center – purchase of an air conditioner $ 18,100.00

Tyler County Family Resource Network Inc Back-to-School Fair – supplies $ 8,000.00

Grant applications for the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust will be accepted on an annual basis. Interested applicants can find out more at or by calling CFOV at 304-242-3144.


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