James Monroe Homes has been blessed with continual growth and prosperity over the years. In appreciation of this blessing we want to share our good fortune with our local community. We seek out charities and organizations that serve people in need and also maintain low overhead and administrative cost. This year we have chosen to support six local organizations whose mission aligns with ours. To date we have donated $116,500 to these and many other worthy organizations. Please join us in supporting there great and worthy causes.
St Vincent Mission of David, KY.
St Vincent is a community of people in Appalachia dedicated to sharing the expression of Christian Values. They believe that all persons have a God-ordained right to the basic needs of life in order to meet their full potential. To complete this mission, St. Vincent maintains a food pantry and consignment store for families in crisis. One of their largest services is the home repair program. From March through October, volunteer groups from around the country come to David to help repair local homes doing projects ranging from roof replacement to constructing a wheelchair ramp or anything else families need. They participate in the Grow Appalachia project through Berea College. This innovative program teaches organic gardening techniques for the home and community, allowing families to grow their own food or generate income through selling the fruits of their garden. Each year St. Vincent Missions organizes a Christmas store for area families in need. If you would like to join us in support for St. Vincent Mission please visit http://stvincentmission.org/ for more information.
St. Vincent Mission hosts groups of college students, churches, families and individual volunteers from across the nation who come to repair or upgrade substandard housing or assist the mission in other ways.
The work projects may consist of re-roofing a house, floor repairs, window repairs or replacements, door replacements, room additions, ramps or other home repairs and upgrades. Volunteers usually raise most of the funds to finance their participation. The participant is asked, when appropriate, to help with payment of materials at between 5% and 50%. No interest charged
Volunteers leave Eastern Kentucky with a better understanding of the positive and negative aspects of the region and the local people.
Click here to see St. Vincent Pamphlet and Newsletter if you are interested in viewing their marketing material
St. Vincent Mission offers internship possibilities in Social Work, Grow Appalachia and our Home Repair Program. If interested, go to our website to download an application. If you have any questions, please contact us.
St. Vincent Mission funds educational scholarships for low-income individuals after they have completed at least one successful semester. (Grades of C or above).
Students seeking scholarships must show financial need and the ability to maintain college-level work.
Helping Appalachian People Fund
Fr. Lou Lipps was a Jesuit priest who served in the Catholic Diocese of Lexington for many years. He died on January 11, 2013 at the age of 92.
His niece and her husband, as well as other family members, have been donating to St. Vincent Mission for many years. Upon Fr. Lou’s death they wanted to do something in Memory and Honor of the man they had called “Father Hap”. So, they decided to give to St. Vincent Mission. We have named this fund the “HAP” (Helping Appalachian People) Fund. The money is to be used for those situations and needs above or normal Emergency Assistants Fund, as well as mission needs in general. For Example;
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