Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $7,500 to Menchville House

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NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Menchville House welcomes a $7,500 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Menchville House is a long term transitional facility for homeless women and children, located in the Denbigh area of Newport News, Virginia.  The Menchville House mission is to help homeless women and their children return to self-sufficiency by providing a temporary home and supportive services. 

This forty six-bed facility offers shelter for women and their children up to the age of 18.  The first homeless woman and her child moved into the shelter in April, 2001.  Since then, numerous women and their children have moved from hurt to hope to become healthy, independent and contributing members of society.

“Over the years, contributions have helped us house over 700 women and children and many of our residents have moved on to become self-sufficient, contributing members of our community,” said Sylvia Jones, Executive Director of Menchville House.  “Menchville House would not be where it is if it were not for organizations such as the Woodforest Charitable Foundation, and your support will continue to help move homeless women and their children from hurt to hope.”

For more information about Menchville House, please call (757) 833-5980 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 850,000 customers with branches in excess of 750 throughout seventeen states:  Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, 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