FAST FRIENDS • Baby Noah, who lives at Good Counsel Home - South Jersey, was very pleased to meet Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., at the Riverside home’s fifth anniversary celebration held April 24. Good Counsel Homes was one of the 2016 recipients of a grant from the Bishop George W. Ahr Endowment Fund. Joe Moore photo
FAST FRIENDS • Baby Noah, who lives at Good Counsel Home - South Jersey, was very pleased to meet Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., at the Riverside home’s fifth anniversary celebration held April 24. Good Counsel Homes was one of the 2016 recipients of a grant from the Bishop George W. Ahr Endowment Fund. Joe Moore photo

Requests are presently being accepted for grants from the Bishop George W. Ahr Endowment Fund. There are no application forms. The applicant should describe the project or program for which the grant is being requested and indicate how much money is being sought. This endowment is available to any church, office, apostolate or ministry attempting to provide services for vulnerable and/or poor families and/or individuals within their community.

All requests are to be forwarded to: Rev. Msgr. Thomas N. Gervasio, Pastoral Center, P.O. Box 5147, Trenton, N.J. 08638. Requests must be received on or before May 15. There will be approximately $10,000 available for distribution.

In 2016, the 17 grant award winners included CYO of Mercer County, Trenton; Collier Youth Services, Wichatunk; 1st Way of Burlington County, Burlington; Freehold Area Open Door, Inc., Freehold; Good Counsel Homes, Inc., Riverside; HABcore, Red Bank; Interfaith Health and Support Services, Manahawkin; Mercy Center, Asbury Park; Mount Carmel Guild, Trenton; Project Paul, Keansburg, and numerous parish food pantries and St. Vincent de Paul Societies.