On Sunday, April 12, 2020, Loren Dow Fortney suddenly passed from this life. He was on his way to feed his horses, so we know he died doing what he loved. Up until 2015, Loren was employed by the Randolph County Housing Authority (RCHA) as the Teacher/Education Coordinator/Principal and all-around youth-wrangler at our YouthBuild North Central program.
With the gracious support of Anita Fortney, YouthBuild North Central has created the “Loren Fortney YouthBuild Fund”, in honor of a great man and inspired teacher who taught hundreds of crew members from 2003-2015 and even came back to tutor 2017-2018. The Loren Fortney YouthBuild Fund will provide scholarships to YB grads and provide program support to protect it from federal funding uncertainty. If you would like to honor Loren with a contribution, no matter how large or small, please do!
Donate through the Tucker Community Foundation site: (all funds go to Loren Fortney YB Fund)
Or mail or drop off a check made out to TCF-YouthBuild Fund to:
Randolph County Housing Authority
2280 Randolph Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241.