CNX Employee Jarrett Jones Uses Recovery to Support Local Charities
At CNX Foundation, our support for communities in need spans the Appalachian Basin, however these tangible, impactful and local investments start here within our workforce. When adversity strikes one of our own, CNX Foundation steps up to support.
October 9, 2022
At CNX Foundation, our support for communities in need spans the Appalachian Basin, however these tangible, impactful and local investments start here within our workforce. When adversity strikes one of our own, CNX Foundation steps up to support. So, when Jarrett Jones, CNX Resources Completions team member, was injured in an accident, our team was prepared to support him and his family through the road to recovery.
Matching funds raised toward Jarrett’s recovery and medical expenses, CNX Foundation donated $45,000 to The Shack Neighborhood House, a local nonprofit organization close to the Joneses’ hearts. Seen on his commute home every day, Jarrett is reminded of the positive impact The Shack creates for children across the community in Morgantown, W.Va. Now with a family of his own, Jarrett and his wife Maggie enrolled their daughter in a play group at The Shack, experiencing the knowledge, development and social skills gained first hand.
“CNX’s continued support has uplifted me and my family through a rather difficult time,” said Jarrett Jones. “When presented with the generous offer from the Foundation, The Shack felt like the right charity of choice as it supports my daughter, benefits the local community and empowers future generations.”
The Shack’s before- and after-school programs in addition to summer camps offer a structured curriculum for children to learn and grow while addressing the educational gaps low-income children and families have faced in recent years. Providing experiential learning opportunities and support to children and their families, The Shack’s impact will be amplified with CNX Foundation’s donation.
“We have come a long way since The Shack first opened its doors in 1928,” said Executive Director Shawnda Cook. “Thanks to the Jones family and CNX Foundation, the organization will build on the success of our staff, programs and initiatives. I am beyond appreciative of the donation and look forward to what is in store for our families’ futures.”
The contribution from CNX Foundation will cover programming expenses in addition to specialized staff and mentor training, with areas of focus in building resilience, overcoming obstacles and dealing with trauma through art and physical movement. To learn more about The Shack and ways to get involved, visit https://the-shack.org/about-us/.