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Adopt-A-Room Campaign

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About the Vanity Fair Adopt-A-Room Campaign

Converted to permanent housing for the homeless in the 1990s, Vanity Fair encompasses 53 efficiency apartments designated for individuals transitioning from homelessness. Because they are considered permanent housing, some residents have lived in these approximately 300-square-foot dwellings for more than 10 years.

Due to wear and tear, periods of time without maintenance staff, and a lack of funding, the apartments are in need of some tender loving care, and it is necessary to put forth a concerted effort to improve them. This will ultimately improve both the quality of life for the resident and the quality of the room itself, thus enabling our maintenance staff to keep up with the repair demands.

The cost of adopting a room is $3,000. This will fulfill a complete renovation from top to bottom and includes new flooring, wall repairs and new appliances. We can pair smaller donations together to adopt rooms as well, so please don't feel like you need to donate the full amount to help. In December 2015, the first Community Room was fully funded thanks to two end-of-year donations. We are actively seeking $500 donation to get the next Community Room fund started.

If you cannot contribute financially, we also accept in-kind donations of time and labor to help make improvements.

Since the campaign kicked off in June 2014, we have fully funded 32 of the 54 rooms.

The following organizations and individuals have supported Harmony House by adopting a room or funding the Community Room at Vanity Fair:

The Houvouras Family; Dr. Stanley and Mrs. Ann Tao; Mrs. Betty Barrett in honor of her late husband, Eddie Barrett; Marshall University Orthopedics; First Presbyterian Church (2 rooms); Mr. Larry Lafon from Advantage Toyota; Lowe’s Heroes (Barboursville); Alan and Catherine Morrison; Rotary Club of Barboursville; Drs. Joseph and Omayma Touma; Dr. Friday Simpson; Mr. Bob Beymer (3 rooms); The Power of 100; Pallotine Health Systems (2 rooms); the McCoy and Brannan families, to complete the first Community Room; Henriella Perry in honor of her late husband, A. Michael Perry; Larry Dunworth; Huntington Jewish Benevolent Association; Amazon; Chaney Family Foundation; Cabell-Lincoln Work Camp; First United Methodist Church; Cabell Huntington Hospital (two rooms), HIMG; Bike & Build; Stella Fuller Settlement; Explorer Academy; McDonough Foundation; Huntingon Federal Bank in honor of the late Kermit McGinnis; and Doris Andrews in honor of her late husband, Bart Andrews.

For more information, please call 304-523-2764, ext. 102.

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Last updated: 2017-09-27