Virginia H. Farah Foundation Grant
Holy Assumption Monastery is the grateful recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Virginia H. Farah Foundation for the St. Nicholas House Renovation.
Virginia Farah established the foundation in 1983. As the daughter of an Orthodox priest, she wished to pass on to others some of the gifts she received in her lifetime. The foundation makes grants for the growth and maintenance of the Orthodox Church throughout the world, and has helped many Orthodox organizations, churches, monasteries and ministries here in the United States.
The grant to Holy Assumption Monastery will fund the renovation of the St. Nicholas House bathroom into the monastery's only residential handicap-accessible bathroom. This will involve interior demolition of existing walls in order to expand the bathroom's footprint, as well as a complete remodel of the bathroom's interior to accommodate wheelchairs. In addition, the grant will also purchase all the new windows and doors for the entirely remodeled house. These windows and doors will be installed at a later phase in the renovation process.
While the monastery applied for the grant through the Farah Foundation, one of Farah's partner organizatinos, the Cottonwood Foundation, agreed to provide a substantial part of the grant award. Our community is extremely grateful to both organizations for their support of the St. Nicholas House renovation and the ongoing life of prayer and hospitality at Holy Assumption Monastery. Glory to God for His goodness!
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