What Do You Do With The Sad That You Feel?
JCH Foundation Funding Helps Excela Health Neighborhood Kids: A Family-Based Grief Support Program
Jamie tragically lost her life on May 15 2018, due to a postpartum hemorrhage, which left her two young children without a mother. Her family has created the Jamie Cordial Hall Foundation to help children and others in need in Greensburg, Pa. and surrounding areas.
Jamie, Tom, and Chloe were happy as can be. Their little family was complete. They had a girl and a boy, they thought life couldn’t get any better. Who would of thought that Jamie had only 38 days to live?
Tuesday, May 15 started out like any other day. It was a beautiful sunny day. Jamie was going shopping for a few last-minute things for Cody’s baptism, which was to be the following Sunday. Around 8:15 a.m. tragedy struck. God decided it was time for Jamie to go home to Him, leaving her two beautiful children who she loved with all of her heart. Our precious Jamie: daughter, sister, wife, and mommy, suffered a postpartum hemorrhage and passed away at 1:10 p.m. that day. We were all in shock and disbelief, and are still in denial at times. There is so much devastation all around from losing her. Not just with us, (her family), but with so many relatives, friends and others who knew her in any capacity. We are all lost without her and our lives will never be the same. The Earth has lost a bright light and sweet soul. Heaven has received a blessed angel.
We, her family, are determined to keep her memory alive for her kids and all who knew and loved her. We ask that anyone reading this will always keep our family in your prayers. Every hour of every day is a struggle
"Finding a way to live within this grief takes a lifetime of courage and strength."
"Others will try to tell a parent that in time things will feel better and that the grief of a child loss will end. The truth is the grief from child loss remains in the heart of every parent of loss. Each day, the child is missed, and as time continues on that child is missed a little bit more, and a little bit more, and a little bit more. Finding a way to live within this grief takes a lifetime of courage and strength." Anonymous
The JCH Foundation’s mission is to provide assistance to children
and families in need in the community.
WHAT WE DO!
Grant Grants to Individuals, Families and Charitible Organizations:
Partial Lists of Grant Recipients - Please visit jchfoundation.com to learn more. Thank You.
This fall, the Foundation teamed up with the Latrobe Rotary Club to help fund their back pack program. The program supplies food for elementary school students in need throughout the Greater Latrobe school district.
For September we chose to support The Foundation for Christian Counseling. Their foundation offers grants to people in need of clinical grief counseling services, but cannot afford them.
Additionally, we contributed to the Food 2 Go 4 Kids program via Our Lady of Grace Church. The program provides weekend and holiday food bags for children that qualify for the free and reduced lunches through West Point Elementary school.
This month, we made a donation to Circle Camps. The Camp’s mission is to provide a free summer camp for girls who have experienced the death of a parent. Their goal is to help prepare girls to become confident young women while dealing with the loss of a parent. The donation provides items the campers will need for this upcoming season.
In July, the Foundation established The Jamie Cordial Hall Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the Jamie Cordial Hall Annual Kindness Scholarship Award to provide tuition assistance to the families of students interested in attending the preschool programs at the Seton Hill Child Development Center.
“The Seton Hill Child Development Center offers full and half-day programs for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds to help them develop social skills while providing a foundation for learning in science, art, math, language arts, music and movement,“ said Maria Stone, Director of the Child Development Center at Seton Hill. “We are grateful to the Jamie Cordial Hall Foundation for this generous gift to enable children – regardless of their financial circumstance – to benefit from the Center’s programs as they begin their educational journey.”
This month, the Foundation made a donation to the Compassionate Friends- Greensburg Chapter. The group is a self-help organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved families that have experienced the death of a child.
This snowy April we made contributions to Catholic Charities, Autism Speaks and Cancer Bridges. Feel free to click on the links to find out more about these great organizations!
Additionally, we became a Platinum Sponsor of the Norwin Playground Project, which was formed to replace and upgrade playground equipment at each of the Norwin district's elementary schools.
This spring we chose to aid the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank's Feed the Need Program. Our donation provided 5,000 meals for children in need. For more information on the Food Bank's programs, click here.
The Foundation has recently made a donation to Birthright of Johnstown. Birthright is an organization that supplies new moms in need with supplies, clothes and other necessary items for their newborn babies. Jamie had such a strong love for all children and always wanted to help those who were disadvantaged in any way.
This month the Foundation made a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital’s mission is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
Jamie’s Foundation has continued to help individual families that have been devasted by the loss of a parent and has been a resource for grief counseling and programs for kids”.
Please visit jchfoundation.com to learn more. Thank You.