As the Ohio Valley Christian Soldier mission statement implies, we are a group of individuals who want to volunteer our time and efforts through various fundraisers and events to raise money that will help our local friends in need. Worthwhile organizations, causes and groups who would use our money wisely to put food on the table, rebuild a home after a fire or flood, purchase diapers for infants, medicine for children or shelter for a family in need. Our goal is simpleā€”to give to our neighbors in the name of Christ as He would want us to do.


Our Mission Statement

Create a viable organization that will provide monetary assistance to local charities, organizations or causes who are in need. We will operate under the Christian credo of helping those who are less fortunate using monies generated through donations and fundraising events. Progressively increase growth and equally distribute these funds to help those in need. Listen and work together as Christians to assist those who request our help. Establish a respected and credible organization with no hidden agenda. Provide assistance and keep expenses at a minimum. Become active leaders who care for members in our own community and who give in the name of Jesus, expecting nothing else in return. Teamwork, a sense of humor, a positive attitude, pride and faith in God is imperative.

Our Board Officers

James CarnesPresident
Theodore ShowalterVice President
Cheryl SchellenbergSecretary
Lou CostanzoTreasurer

Board Members

Randy Bernard (emeritus)
Frankie Carnes
Kellie Conway
Mark Costine
J. David Diosi (past president)
David Hudson
David Jones

Philip Kress
James Magro (emeritus)
Gerald Mountain
Michael Smith
Richard Steele
Harry White (past president)
Robert Whiteside (past president)

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Past Organization Assisted

These organizations included:

ABC Ministries
Adena Food Pantry
A Special Wish Foundation
Belmont County Salvation Army
Bridgeport Friendship COC (food pantry)
Bridgeport Friendship COC
Bellaire First United Methodist Church
Bridgeport Schools (Secret Santa)
Catholic Neighborhood Center
CAC Teen Leadership
Coat Closet of Belmont County
“The Haven” Youth Center
Coats for Kids (WTOV-9)
Gabriel Project West
House of the Carpenter

Lace Up for Kids
Living Bread Kitchen
Miracle of Life
Marine’s Toys for Tots
Martins Ferry Food Pantry
Mel Blount Youth Home
Project Manna Food Pantry
Salvation Army of Wheeling
St. Clairsville Council of Churches
Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling
Shadyside COC Food pantry
Tri-Country Help Center
Warwood United Methodist Church (Good Samaritan Fund)
Wheeling Health Rite
Young Life Ohio valley East
Youth Service Center