Updated on Wednesday*:
Are you pregnant or have a child under two years of age
and could use some help? The Gabriel Project may be just what you need.
According to Jean Simers, the project has several angels
waiting to provide services.
“We have committed volunteer ‘angels’ who are anxious to
offer loving and non-judgmental mentoring relationships to those women
and children in need. They are also ready to help with maternity
clothing, baby care equipment, supplies and baby clothing, connections
to community services, and transportation, if necessary,” said Simers.
The Gabriel Project is designed to help mothers in their
time of need. There are no financial requirements. It focuses on women
who are pregnant and without family and emotional support.
The second group of trained
“Gabriel Angels” includes, left to right, trainer Rachel Brezler, Bobbi
Allen, Gina Freed, Nichole Miller, Patsy McCartney, Nickey Davis, Donna
Richards, Genevieve Davis, Portia Miller and Kristin Garretson. Not
Pictured - Cathy Hall.
“They are often single parents without
adequate financial resources to meet the tangible needs of a new baby.
The help provided by the Gabriel Project of West Virginia enhances the
abilities of women and families to parent and nurture their children,”
Services include immediate and practical support to
pregnant women and families with infants and young children up to the
age of two.
Baby care equipment and supplies are donations from
individuals in the community, and supplies are limited.
If you would like to make a donation to the project,
call Simers, Family Resource Network coordinator, 354-7177, or visit the
office at 241 Court St., Grantsville (under J&B Drug).
Community donations of new and “gently used” baby
furniture, infant and toddler clothing, strollers, maternity clothes,
etc., will be appreciated and accepted at the
If you would like to receive assistance, call 354-7177,
and you will be assigned one of the volunteer “Gabriel Angels.”
Simers said, “When you call the office, we will listen
to your story and take needed information to be able to provide you with
quality assistance. A Gabriel Angel will be assigned to you and your
family to provide a loving, compassionate relationship.”
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