A Cabot employee in Charleston is going above and beyond for her West Virginia community with an innovative and inspirational idea that is sure to touch the lives of many.
Post contributed by: Donna Hamra – Chart Integrator, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
My name is Donna Hamra, and I enjoy an incredibly wonderful life! The only things I haven’t done is get married and have children. I have no regrets about this, but it does mean that I have never had a wedding or baby shower. So in celebration and appreciation of my life, some of my friends threw me a bridal/baby shower to benefit the clients of the Covenant House! The shower was Friday, June 28 at Covenant House in Charleston, West Virginia.
The Covenant House provides assistance in many ways to help people obtain housing, and to prevent homelessness. We work with our clients to help them pay overdue utility bills or missed rent payments, which helps keep them housed. Cash donations can be made by visiting our donations page. Please list Donna Hamra or Shower in the “In Honor of Field”. Cash donations can be used to fund any of our programs and directly benefit clients in need.
The gifts from the wedding shower will benefit participants in many of the Covenant House’s programs, such as “Housing First”, which helps provide housing for people with chronic issues that prevent them from being able to maintain housing on their own. Once people’s very basic needs are met, such as the need for shelter and safety, then people can begin to recover from the issues that contributed to their homelessness. And just as a wedding shower helps a newlywed couple to furnish a new home together, these items will help individuals and families build their new homes.
Gifts for the baby shower will help families provide for new children at a time when there are more expenses and fewer resources. Our Emergency Assistance program, for example, helps families who have suffered an unexpected situation, such as a fire or job loss.