For over 30 years, the Johnstown Hospital Foundation has been a staunch supporter of health programs in our community, including the Food Pharmacy currently under construction at One Church Street. When completed, the Food Pharmacy will use clinically-proven nutrition programs to combat chronic diseases like diabetes that are associated with food insecurity. Here, Johnstown Hospital Foundation board vice president Paul VanDenburgh presents a check for $160,000, representing the Foundation’s total donations to date, to Tom Bell, chair of the One Church Street Steering Committee.
We are so honored to partner with the Wesson Group from Johnstown as we continue to move ahead with construction of One Church Street. They presented us with a check for $100,000 onsite.
Pictured are (l-r) Kirstie Smith (Wesson Group) Tom Bell (chair of Steering Comm), Dustin Delaney and Greg Manzer (Wesson Group) and Mother Laurie.
A friend of One Church Street who loved our project and our mission was always worried about how we would continue to maintain the building once it was complete. WE worried about that too. Our friend thought of a way to help that shocked us. Recently he passed away and he left us a sizeable sum of money, over $600,000, to be used as an endowment. While we can’t spend it for construction, we can invest it and use the interest to keep One Church Street running, to keep the lights and the heat on for the foreseeable future. What an extraordinary gift. While it is not a miracle in itself, it is miraculous to us! So very, very grateful for all we have today.
Mega-Millions! We had an anonymous donation of $500 today from someone who purchased a Mega Millions ticket and WON $500! She gave all of her winnings to One Church Street. Thanks so much for your generosity – we are grateful for every donation we receive as we continue to build our facility in order to nourish our neighbors here in J’town!
Humble. Dedicated. Sincere. Not only do these words describe Skip Beck as a man, but they also characterize his service to others. That’s why his family chose to dedicate the Custodian Closet in his memory. The tools and supplies that will be kept in that closet will be essential to the operations of One Church Street’s NOAH and Food Pantry programs, but will seldom be noticed by others. That is the perfect metaphor for Skip whose selfless work was always focused on those he was helping, not his own recognition. Join us in honoring Skip Beck and his family as they keep his legacy alive with their generous gift to One Church Street.
“Kids should always have a place to go.” This was Anthony (Tony) Maceyka’s philosophy. In that spirit, his daughter, Sandra Maceyka, is dedicating the gym at One Church Street in his honor. Once refurbished, the gym space will be used for many youth and community events.
A Johnstown native, Tony was always active in sports. You’ll find him third from the left in the second row in the picture below of one of Johnstown’s greatest football teams. Tony played quarterback for that team.
Tony went on to become the co-owner of the very successful Crown Leather and Maranco Tanning Corporation, and served on the YMCA Board for many years.
Tony’s passion for sports continued throughout his life. He played basketball for the March of Dimes tournament that was held annually. “My dad felt that participating in sports saved a lot of kids,” Sandy reminisced. One Church Street’s walkable location will allow many local children to be able to benefit from these lessons as well. We look forward to honoring “Farmer” Maceyka’s memory thanks to Sandy’s generous donation.