Once a month, everyone at River Ridge Church gives just $1 extra to see the amazing things that can happen through your generosity. To join the Dollar Club, simply click here (make sure to select Dollar Club from the fund drop-down menu.) You can easily set up a recurring gift for the dollar club as well.
Watch the Dollar Club stories below:
September Dollar Club - Terri Eggleston. Single mom with an adult son with cerebral palsy, Jonathan Nesbit who used to be involved in Celebrate Recovery.
August Dollar Club - Lily's Place is an organization that provides medical care to infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and offers non-judgmental support to families.
June Dollar Club - James Carter is a bi-vocational associate pastor of a church in downtown Charleston. The church was broken into for the 3rd time. A crowbar was taken to various things inside the church, and it was discovered that a man was living in the steeple. He ate the communion bread and used the restroom wherever he pleased. In addition, some neighborhood kids climbed on the roof and punch holes through the ceiling, causing leaks all over the chapel. Amazingly still these things do not deter James from wanting to impact the West Side. He sees a major need to not invest in the church but invest in the families or individuals of the neighborhood, because it is families that build the church not the pastors.
May Dollar Club - The Youth Transition Project (YTP) is a public-private partnership focused on Foster Care youth ages 16-21 transitioning from foster care or experiencing homelessness. The centerpiece of the project is a tiny-home village with comprehensive life skills, employment training, education, and well-being support provided by the broader community. The goal is that disconnected West Virginia youth are supported to reach their full potential as they transition into adulthood.
Mountain Mission Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, faith-based, charitable organization whose mission is to serve families and individuals in the Kanawha Valley by assisting with unexpected emergency needs such as financial and in-kind. By carrying out this mission, we will support those in need with immediate support and communicate the importance of education, careers and financial management. April's Dollar Club will make the most positive impact in the lives of those we serve in Christ’s name.
In our February 2022 Dollar Club story, we hear from Ms. Jordan and Ms. Werthammer at Barboursville Elementary School to hear about some recent set-backs their teachers have had in the midst of an already stressful school year.
In our November 2021 Dollar Club story, we decided to sit down with Stacy Jacques, a single mom with one biological child, 4 adopted children, and is currently fostering 4. One of those foster children is Rachel, a 17-year-old at Hurricane High School with two kids of her own. Rachel will be turning 18 in the spring and graduating. Her goal is to become a paramedic and gain full custody of her two kids while providing them the home life that she wasn't able to experience.
In our October 2021 Dollar Club story, we introduce Dollar Club for Kids as Erin AND Reagan talk with Benjamin, a director for the Compassion International center in Kenya where our very own RidgeKids sponsor a child. One of the projects our kids help support through Compassion is Agape Ministries which provides school help, access to a doctor, and after school programs in Kenya. They also come alongside parents to provide support and parental classes. They are doing amazing work to love the kids and families of Nakuru, Kenya well! Let's see if there is a way the Dollar Club can further help.
In our September 2021 Dollar Club story, we meet Jenny Keener with Heart + Hand Ministries. The mission of Heart + Hand is to demonstrate the love of Christ and to minister to needs both physical and spiritual as they assist those who live in our community. They do this through partnering with churches in their service areas to improve the living conditions of those in need. Those churches then support the organization by volunteering, providing donations of food, clothing, furniture, housewares, and monetary assistance.
In our August 2021 Dollar Club story, we talk to Benita Campbell (aka Beni)- Custodian at Poca Elementary School.
Loves her job, treats the kids as her own. She is the biggest encourager, giving kids hugs and high fives wherever she goes. She takes pride in her work making sure that the kids have a safe and clean environment to learn in. She loves Jesus and refers to the moment she met Jesus as the moment "she met the big man" or says "I was praying to the big man today."
In our July 2021 Dollar Club story, we talk to Teresa, a single mom who has raised her disabled grandson who is now in his 20’s. Teresa recently closed on a house and is planning on moving soon but commented that she would need some “moving angels” because she wasn’t sure how she was going to move everything by herself. This is the first time she has ever owned a home.
In our May 2021 edition of the Dollar Club, we sit down with Nikki Walters, a participant in the Rea of Hope recovery program. Rae of Hope helps women in West Virginia suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction. They seek to teach the life skills and self-sufficiency required to reach sustained recovery while providing safe, affordable housing.
In our April 2021 edition of the Dollar Club, we sit down with Jennifer and Yasmine. We first met Jennifer through our Big Kick Soccer Camp and learned that she was a foster parent.
Our March 2021 edition of the Dollar Club features Greg Wagoner, a local pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church in Barboursville.
Recently, their entire church was flooded with 28 inches of water. Let's sit down with Greg to learn a little bit more about what all has been going on this past month and see if there is a way that the Dollar Club can help.
Our February 2021 edition of the Dollar Club features Becky and the Service Station, a place to help people with disabilities can serve the community.
Check out how the Dollar Club was able to be a blessing and show the love of Jesus to Becky and her efforts at the Service Station. Thanks for being part of making change in the lives of others!
Our January 2021 edition of the Dollar Club features Chelsie and Ethel. Chelsie is a social worker with The Children's Home Society and is involved with a project called Healthy Grandfamilies, that helps families like Ethel and her two granddaughters — one who has autism and one ADHD.
Lets learn more about Ethel's story and see how the Dollar Club can bless her.
The December 2020 edition of the Dollar Club is going to look a little bit different. Instead of just having one recipient of the Dollar Club, we are going to be able to bless a number of individuals across Charleston and Teays Valley. Thanks to everyone who helped make the Dollar Club a success in 2020!
November is national adoption month so today we are going to sit down with Mike and Lori Deveraux, a couple who have opened their hearts and home to children in need of a family. They know well the hurdles and triumphs of adoption as they have adopted 7 children and are in the process of adopting their 8th. Let's hear more about their story and see if there is a way that the Dollar Club can be a blessing to their family.
Connie is a professional caterer in the Charleston area. When the pandemic hit, she saw the need for people to be fed — and felt that God had equipped her with the gifts and talents to meet that need. So without any clarity on long-term goals, she began taking meals to people in need on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Deborah Davis is starting a non-profit called BugHug to help support families in the hospitals through hand-delivering activity baskets to kids as well as providing nights away for parents by partnering with local hotels and restaurants.