News - 2022

A Community Conversation

Jul 29, 2022 - We are busy working with community partners to plant seeds of Hope throughout MHC. One way we are doing this is by hosting a community summit.  - Read More

Celebrating Virginia Intern Day

Jul 28, 2022 - The Harvest Foundation celebrated Virginia Intern Day on July 28th with summer intern Zariah Scales. Here's more from Scales about her work and how it ties back to her love of Martinsville-Henry County. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board Funds Racquets for Reading

Jul 1, 2022 - Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Youth Board funded a $5,000 grant to QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia to bring the Racquets for Reading program to Martinsville and Henry County Public Schools. - Read More

June: Enjoy your summer in MHC!

Jun 30, 2022 - Summer is here which means that outdoor living is in full force.  Our community has so many great outdoor assets that bring tourists and locals out to enjoy. - Read More

Next phase of Dick and Willie Passage to begin construction in July

Jun 22, 2022 - Trail enthusiasts will soon have more ground to cover as construction of Phase 6A of the Dick and Willie Passage will get underway in July 2022 - Read More

Harvest partners with Smart Beginnings to build capacity for local childcare centers

Jun 16, 2022 - Smart Beginnings Martinsville Henry received a three-year grant of $1.17 million to strengthen and grow Martinsville-Henry County’s local early childhood education system - Read More

Crown Holdings, Inc. Announces Expansion of its Henry County Facility

Jun 8, 2022 - Company to invest an additional $20 million and add 168,000 square feet to its aluminum beverage can production facility currently under construction - Read More

May: Doing the best we can for our community

May 31, 2022 - This has been a rough couple of weeks for our country. Too many lives lost from hate, trauma, and illness. - Read More

Uptown Partnership receives $5K award from Virginia Tourism Corp.

May 2, 2022 - RICHMOND, VA – To kick off National Travel and Tourism Week, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced today that more than $2.7 million in matching grant and reimbursable sponsorship funds will be awarded to 259 local and regional tourism programs. - Read More

April: Take time to celebrate wins, understand losses

Apr 29, 2022 - As you know, Harvest launched its new five-year strategic plan in January. However, we still need to take the time to reflect on the last plan. We need to celebrate the wins and understand the losses or the benchmarks not quite achieved. - Read More

Waukeshaw Development Holds Grand Opening Ceremony of Chief Tassel

Apr 28, 2022 - Martinsville, VA — April 28, 2022- Waukeshaw Development is excited to announce that it will officially open Chief Tassel at a grand opening ceremony scheduled for Thursday, April 28th at 2 PM at 51 E. Church St. in Martinsville. - Read More

Cavco Industries Wins MHI's Inaugural "Community Impact Project of the Year" Award

Apr 12, 2022 - The Company’s Five Points Neighborhood Initiative recognized for creating opportunities for families that otherwise may not be able to achieve the dream of homeownership - Read More

March: Community Connections

Mar 31, 2022 - We felt it was time to open our doors and invite people back into the office. - Read More

Harvest Youth Board plans community Books & Bunnies event

Mar 23, 2022 - Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Youth Board is inviting local youth and families to a fun event that combines Easter egg hunts, interactive activities and books. - Read More

Cardinal News: Martinsville archaeologist helps track cultural sites in Ukraine endangered by war

Mar 18, 2022 - Modern-day ‘Monuments Man’ in Martinsville helps Ukraine — An archaeologist at the Virginia Museum of Natural Resources helps track status of cultural sites endangered by war. - Read More

February: Celebrating 20 Years for Harvest

Feb 28, 2022 - Twenty years — It’s been 20 years since the sale of the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County that resulted in the creation of the Harvest Foundation. - Read More

Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation Announces Realignment of its Tourism Division

Feb 8, 2022 - MARTINSVILLE, Va. — The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation’s Tourism Division today announced modifications to its comprehensive tourism effort to better align with visitor feedback and current tourism trends nationwide. - Read More

January: New year, new strategic plan

Jan 27, 2022 - This month we released our new five-year strategic plan. The top line of the plan is building hope. - Read More

Harvest embraces ‘Hope’ as north star for new strategic direction

Jan 19, 2022 - The Harvest Foundation announces its new 2022-2026 strategic plan and direction to include major focus areas of thriving youth, a vibrant community, resilient and diverse economy. - Read More

Governor Northam Announces $7 Million to Develop Industrial Sites Across Commonwealth

Jan 13, 2022 - RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced a total of $7.0 million in Virginia Business Ready Site Program development grants for 11 projects across the Commonwealth. - Read More

United Way of Henry County and Martinsville receives funding to reduce eviction

Jan 13, 2022 - RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced more than $2.9 million for the Virginia Eviction Reduction Pilot (VERP) for seven projects throughout the Commonwealth to support eviction prevention services for 40 communities. - Read More


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