In the July 17 meeting of the board of directors for Agape House of Vandalia, members agreed to submit an application for funding to benefit young guests and their family members.
The grant, to be submitted this fall, will be made to Cardinals Care (of the St. Louis baseball Cardinals) for funds to subsidize fuel costs for families with children traveling to Vandalia or Bowling Green to visit incarcerated family members.
In other business, manager Doris Donoho reported the replacement of window coverings on four windows in guest rooms.
Sixty-three guests, including 12 children, stayed at the house in June.
Members were informed of the recent approval of United Way of Audrain County funding for the upcoming year.
Anne Barnes has volunteered to attend a workshop in St. Louis in late September.
The program on Prison/Jail Ministry Training and Equipping is sponsored by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Enrollment fees are to be covered by Agape House.
The quarterly inspection of the facility was conducted.
A need exists for small luggage racks for each guest room. Minor repairs are needed in two guest rooms.
Members attending were Anne Barnes, Carlene Galloway, Elwood LaRue, Kay Robnett, and Veanna Snodgrass.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 21, at the house.
Monetary gifts received in June include the following: Edgewood Baptist Church of Bowling Green; Bethlehem Baptist Church of Centralia; Ramsey Creek Baptist Church of Clarksville; Curryville Baptist Church and Elm Grove Baptist Church of Curryville; Farber Baptist Church and Gladys Williams of Farber; Grand Crossings Baptist Association of Fulton; Bethel AME Missionary Society of Louisiana; Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church of Mexico; Mill Creek Baptist Church of Silex; Mary Scheffler of Leander, Texas; John Yost and Hopewell Baptist Church of Thompson; First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Southside Baptist Church, and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia.
Non-monetary gifts were received: toiletries by Canton United Methodist Women and Ecumenical Women of Louisiana.