Woodforest Charitable Foundation Donates $10,450 to the Menchville House

Menchville House Receives $10,450 Donation

Photo Caption:Ross Folkenroth, Vice President of Woodforest National Bank to Sylvia Jones, Executive Director of Menchville House. They are joined by Woodforest National Bank branch managers located throughout Virginia. .

Newport News, Virginia - Woodforest Charitable Foundation recently donated $10,450 to  Menchville House, located in Newport News, Virginia.

Menchville House started in April, 1998 as the vision of three women to establish a shelter for homeless women and their children. The concept of healing hurting women and their children was brought to reality in an 18 apartment building that the community pitched in to remodel into a lovely group home. Since then, numerous women and their children have moved from hurt to hope to become healthy, independent and contributing members of their communities. The Menchville House accepts homeless women and their children as residents for up to 24 months. “Thank you so much,” said Sylvia Jones, Executive Director of Menchville House. “This donation will keep the lights on for the next few months; it will definitely help pay the bills.”

“The Woodforest Charitable Foundation assists our teams with making a difference in our communities. Through the efforts of our hard working employees, we have created relationships with organizations that are extremely impactful to our neighborhoods,” said Ross Folkenroth, Vice President of Woodforest National Bank. “The Woodforest Charitable Foundation and Woodforest National Bank are pleased to partner with Menchville House Ministries.”

For more information about the Menchville House, please call (757) 833-5980, send an e-mail to, or visit
The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves.  The Foundation is creating a legacy of commitment to those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c)(3) charities.  For additional information regarding The Woodforest Charitable Foundation, call 832-375-CARE (2273) or visit the foundation’s website at

Celebrating 30 years of service and ranked among the top earning banks in the United States, the Woodforest family of banks currently has assets of approximately $3.2 billion and services more than 770,000 customers with branches in excess of 670 throughout fifteen states:  Texas, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.  For information about Woodforest National Bank, please call 832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s website at