!William D. Coleman High School's New Roof!
William D. Coleman High School roof replacement project completed
With the rains beginning to ebb and leading to the onset of the Dry Season in Liberia, the Richards & Coleman Family Foundation (RCFF) commenced renovation projects at the William D. Coleman High School in Clay-Ashland in mid November 2012. The full roofing replacement of the School's facilities has now been completed, which was graciously and generously funded by the Foundation; a long-awaited assistance that the previous Richards & Coleman Family Association had been working towards for a number of years.
With funding already made available for replacing the School's roof at $7,000.00, the Foundation is seeking additional donations to complete the replacement of all Classroom and Office doors and locks at a cost of approximately $2,000.00. Currently, donations are being solicited from all connected to the Richards and Coleman families in Liberia and the Diaspora, as well as all other Clay-Ashlanders and any other well-wishers who would like to assist. Our hope is that we will get the support needed to complete these projects and lend additional assistance to the school's Administration and the City of Clay-Ashland as needed.
The bedrock of a developed Liberia is a well educated population; whatever we can do to assist towards that goal will be a Blessing to our Country. The Ministry of Education, through the Minister, Mrs. Etmonia David Tarpeh, approved and lauded our initiative on this project, making it imperative that we do live up to our promises. Periodic updates will be provided as the project progresses. We are kindly asking all to give whatever you can, as every little bit helps.
Donations can be made online through paypal at the Foundation's website: www.rcff1.org, or by Check or Money Order and mailed to the Foundation (RCFF) at P.O. Box 2293, Montgomery Village, MD 20886. Those wishing to make donations in Liberia may contact Rhonda Richards von Ballmoos directly. Be a Blessing and Be Blessed!
Rhonda Richards von Ballmoos For the Richards & Coleman Family Foundation A Charitable 501(c)3 Organization.
William D. Coleman high school to get new roof
The Richards & Coleman Family Foundation, Inc. through it's Educational fund, and with the collaboration of Dr. Kimmie Week of Youth Action International (YAI), is schedule to begin the the replacement of the William D. high school roof In Clay Ashland, Liberia at a cost of $2,150.00. The Foundation has made the funds available for the implementation of the project and is currently awaiting information from (YAI) on the start date. Replacement of the roof is part of the final phase of a 3 phase plan developed in 2010 to bring the school up to basic standards.
The final Phase of the project also inculdes electrification of the school by providing a generator or by other availabe means. The condition at the school has improved with the collaboration of RCFF, YAI and a United Nations impact program. Phases 1 & 2 involed providing students and teachers supplies, installation of missing door, windows and the painting of the building RCFF will continue to support the school after it meet it's basic needs. there are 350 students enrolled at the school. More information on this project to follow soon.
Richards & Coleman Family Association Dissolve
The members of the Richards & Coleman Family Association, Inc. (RCFA), voted at their 2011 family reunion held July 15, through July 17 in Newark, Delaware to dissolve the association. All members of the (RCFA) are eligible to become members of the Richards & Coleman Family Foundation, Inc.(RCFF) a 501(c)3 nonprofit orginazation. The Foundation will begin to host it's Annual General Membership meeting in Manassas, Virgini in July 2012.
The only requirements for becoming a member is that you are a Richards or Coleman family member and you pay your annual membership fees.The Foundation Members elected new Administrative officers to serve through 2013. The newly elected officers are President Varney Coleman, Vice President Alan Cassell, Secretary Rhonda Von Ballmoos and Treasurer Florence Thomas. The membership decided that election of the Board of Directors will be conducted at their frist general meeting in 2012. Additional information on the 2012 meeting will be posted on this site soon.