Peniel Receives Grant From Community Foundation For The Alleghenies For Purchase of Van

Johnstown, PA (February 2, 2024) – Peniel Residential Drug/Alcohol Treatment Center is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $19,500 from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies ( This generous funding will be dedicated to the acquisition of a much-needed van to support various transportation needs within the organization. The new vehicle will serve as a vital resource for facilitating staff and client mobility, including transportation to medical appointments, off-property outings, and other essential activities.

In addition to addressing transportation requirements for staff and clients, the van will also provide shuttle services for Peniel’s church, further extending its impact and outreach within the community. This initiative underscores Peniel’s commitment to fostering accessibility and service, ensuring that individuals have the necessary support to participate fully in the programs and services offered.

“We are immensely grateful to the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies for their incredibly generous grant,” said Bishop Harold Spellman, Facility Director at Peniel Residential Drug/Alcohol Treatment Center. “The acquisition of this van will significantly enhance our ability to meet the needs of our staff, clients and church community, ultimately advancing our mission of promoting hope, recovery and wellness.”

About Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (
The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies supports the work of nonprofits through grants to organizations directly from donors; competitive grantmaking to fund strategic change in Bedford, Cambria, Somerset, and Indiana counties; and nonprofit capacity building through the Bosler Academy. Their mission is to empower all people to become philanthropists who have a permanent impact and leave a lasting legacy in our region.

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