OSAGE, W.Va. – Scott’s Run Settlement House (SRSH) The Food Pantry folk said goodbye to outgoing Executive Director Shay Petitto this month and welcomed new Executive Director Michael Richard and a new Deputy Director. Devon McDaniel.
Shay’s accomplishments during his seven-year tenure include:
- Expanded food pantry reach by 25% to serve over 9,500 people in 2021
- 129% increase in annual community food donations, worth over $400,000 in donated merchandise
- Expands with Free Farmers Market and Senior Food Box programs, serving an additional 350 people each month
- We expanded our Friday backpacking program to send food home for the weekend, providing it to local high and middle schools in addition to the elementary schools already provided.
The Board also thanked Shea for her contributions. “The growth and strength of SRSH under Shay’s leadership has placed our organization in an excellent position to provide new leadership in our community. Not only are we thrilled to be able to do this, but we are forever grateful for our time with Shay,” said Lindsay Williams of the Board of Directors.
Michael Richard has been involved with Boy Scouts of America and Habitat for Humanity both locally and in Southwest Indiana.
“When I started working for a nonprofit in 2013, I quickly realized that helping and improving communities was my calling. is great.
Devon McDaniel has years of programming and leadership experience within the Morgantown community before being promoted to the role of Assistant Director. “I’ve always had a passion for helping others. Growing up, my family relied on the services provided by nonprofits, so I love being able to give back to the community. Scott’s Run Settlement We are excited to continue serving our communities through the great work House does,” said McDaniel.
Scott’s Run Settlement House was founded in 1922 by the Women’s Home Missionary Society of what is now Wesley United Methodist Church in Morgantown and has been helping the community ever since.
If you need help or want to know how to help, call (304) 599-5020 or visit SRSH’s website at www.srsh.org.