July 12, 2017

For Immediate Release

Marsh Holds 5K Run to End Child Abuse

5k t shirt-1In an effort to raise awareness and funds to fight child abuse, The Marsh Foundation held its first annual ‘Run to End Child Abuse’ on Saturday, April 29. The event was a great success. The day brought out several volunteers and participants and most importantly, raised nearly $1,000 to help fight child abuse in Van Wert County.

“We are extremely excited about the turnout and success of our first 5K fund raiser,” said Melissa Gearhart, foster care supervisor. “We are thrilled to be able to donate almost $1,000 to the Family and Children First Council of Van Wert County,” she said.

The event featured a 5K walk/run as well as a one mile fun run for kids. The event was made possible in thanks to several sponsors. Northwest Ohio Trophy, Pepsi and Van Wert FCFC all played an integral part in the event’s success.


Marsh Holds Foster Care & Adoption Center Grand Opening Just Ahead of National Foster Care Appreciation Month

VAN WERT, Ohio – As The Marsh Foundation Foster Care and Adoption division continues to grow, a grand opening and ribbon cutting was held last week at their new location downtown. The Foster Care and Adoption Center, 102 W. Main Street in Van Wert, will now house office space as well as a training and […]