Westmoreland Children First

Emergency Needs

WCCB caseworkers notify WCF when families have an emergency need for:

  • Clothing
  • Beds
  • Diapers
  • School supplies
  • Emergency items and hygiene supplies when children are removed from their homes

WCF responds to these requests by supplying the needed items. We have programs in place to manage purchase and delivery of these emergency materials in conjunction with community organizations such as the Community Closet, Plato’s Closet, Christian Layman thrift shop, and generous donors. We also have an Amazon account to address emergency needs. 

The WELCA quilting group of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latrobe has donated dozens of quilts for our needy children. Linda McDowell, who heads the group, displays an example of their handiwork.

 

Duffel Bag Project 

In the fall of 2022, WCF bought and filled 80 duffel bags for children removed quickly from their homes without personal items and for other children under WCCB care who need essential supplies.