VINTON — Volunteers with the Field of Hope Community Campus (FOHCC) recently announced their receipt of a $200,000 United States Environmental Protection Agency Brownfield grant that will aid in the cleanup of FOHCC site on the campus of the former North Gallia High School.
The grant will allow volunteers, led by project director Kevin Dennis, to complete the remove of asbestos remaining in the building, as well as the cleanup of petroleum contamination from the old bus maintenance activities.
The FOHCC site encompasses 47 acres with a full-size gymnasium, an education and training building and a functional vehicle maintenance garage.
The team of volunteers dedicated to the project are striving to transform the area into an active community center, youth training and athletic facility, a residential rehabilitation center for those caught up in substance abuse, life and job skills training, and a full-time vehicle maintenance facility.
The Wheels of Hope garage currently located on the site offers low-cost vehicle repairs with a technician on duty five days a week and free oil changes offered twice per year in partnership with Carquest of Gallipolis.
FOHCC is a faith-based, non-profit organization that welcomes volunteers from throughout the community.
For more information, contact project manager Kevin Dennis at (740) 794-1027 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact Wheels of Hope for low-cost maintenance repairs, call (740) 388-8114.