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Parkersburg Area Community Foundation Offers to Match Flood Relief Gifts

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To encourage local gifts of cash toward flood relief efforts in West Virginia, the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) is matching the first $10,000 raised through the PACF for this purpose.

PACF’s Executive Director, Judy Sjostedt, said, “We are all deeply saddened by the catastrophic losses suffered by our fellow West Virginians. This recent flooding is unique given that so many of the locations which flooded had little history of prior issues. As a result, a large number of the affected families did not carry flood insurance and thus, face devastating losses. As a community foundation, PACF’s leaders and supporters want to help our neighbors at this time of great need.” 

“There are many different ways to aid flood relief efforts from donating one’s time to providing materials or other resources. We urge everyone to find some way to help. PACF is offering a local means by which citizens can multiply their cash donations to strengthen the impact of those gifts. Since these gifts must be put to use swiftly, we are offering to match up to $10,000 in cash gifts made for flood relief to PACF by check or cash from now until Friday, July 1st at noon.

All monies raised by PACF plus PACF’s matching funds will be distributed—100%—for flood relief in West Virginia, shared between the American Red Cross and the West Virginia VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster). An interdenominational effort, VOAD coordinates resources and efforts for many different volunteer groups in the flood areas. Should monies beyond the initial $10,000 matching amount be received, those funds will also be directed to flood relief. A public report will be issued following the campaign.

To make a donation that will qualify toward the matching resources, checks should be made payable to PACF (memo line “flood relief”) and dropped off to PACF during normal business hours at the Foundation’s Central Office at the Vasan Family Center for Philanthropy, 1620 Park Avenue in Parkersburg (directly across from the main entrance to City Park). Qualifying gifts can also be made by credit card online on the Foundation’s website, www.pacfwv.com, using the “Network for Good” button on the top right side of the page (be sure to use the designation box to identify your gift as for flood relief).

As PACF seeks to provide these monies for flood relief quickly, the matching offer closes at noon on Friday, July 1st. Please send any questions to or call 304.428.4438.

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2ND ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR FALLEN SERVICE HEROES

Event to honor the WV National Guard Foundation and the Families of Fallen Service Members
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will serve as the Special Guest Road Captain for the 2nd Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes on Sunday, June 12. This year’s ride benefits the West Virginia National Guard Foundation and the families of Fallen West Virginia Service Members.

“Like all West Virginians, I feel a special surge of emotion every time I see the American flag,” Senator Manchin said. “I am so eager to participate in this ride to honor Flag Day, the West Virginia National Guard and the families of Fallen Service Members. Every day, schoolchildren, Scouts, Veterans – in fact, Americans all across this great land – pledge their allegiance to the Stars and Stripes. This year, I am excited to honor our nation’s heroes with this special ride.

The round-trip motorcycle ride will travel from Charleston to Summersville, and concludes with a free community picnic at the National Guard. A complete schedule is below: 

Registration at the Harley-Davidson of WV Pavilion     8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Group Ride to Summersville                                   10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Break at Summersville Conference Center                       12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Group Ride to WV National Guard in Charleston               12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Community Picnic at WV National Guard                       2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The partners include U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, Harley-Davidson of WV, Summersville Conference Center, WV National Guard, the WV Vietnam Veterans of America and the Capitol City WV Chapter #5439 Harley Owners Group, Gold Star Families and the Summersville Conference Center.  Officers from the Huntington Police Department Traffic Unit will participate and provide ride security. The public is encouraged to participate in the ride and/or attend the community picnic and honor our military heroes.

For more information about the 2nd Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes or how you can participate, please contact: Harley-Davidson of WV, 4924 MacCorkle Ave., South Charleston, WV 25309 or call 304.768.1600 or visit www.facebook.com/rideforfallenserviceheroes.

WVWC Day Raises Over $170,000 for Title III Endowment Challenge

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On May 02, West Virginia Wesleyan College challenged its alumni and friends to raise money designated for the Title III Endowment Match.  More than 550 alumni and friends responded with more than $170,000 in donations as part of the one-day initiative.  Named “WVWC Day,” the event coincided with the day high school students across the country announced their college selection. 

Wesleyan was awarded the $10 million Title III grant through the Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program in September 2014.  One component of that grant is a $2 million endowment challenge where each gift designated toward “Title III” is matched by the U.S. Federal Government, resulting in a $4 million increase in the College’s endowment over 5 years.  Wesleyan was one of two institutions to receive the $10 million award.  Once the gifts received on WVWC Day are matched dollar-for-dollar, the day will result in a $340,000 investment in Wesleyan’s endowment.

“We are delighted by the tremendous response of our alumni and friends,” said Bob Skinner ’75, vice president for advancement.  “Not only did we far exceed our $100,000 goal, we also experienced a record number of online gifts through this effort.”

In addition to the $10 million grant, Wesleyan is in the midst of a $30 million “Enhancing Our Tradition, Empowering Our Future” Capital Campaign.  The effort has six primary objectives that include current scholarships, the scholarship endowment, capital improvements, academic program support, the renovation of athletic facilities, and the Title III endowment challenge.

To learn more about the Capital Campaign, go to www.wvwc.edu/campaign.

Gilmer County Farm Bureau Good Will Dinner

Gilmer County Farm Bureau hosted their annual Good Will Dinner April 30, 2016 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center.

This year’s event was well attended.

The 2016 Good Will Recipient was Chester Sholes.

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Chester has been an active Farm Bureau Member for 15 years.

You can always count on Chester to be the first person on the scene when there is work to be done.

Chester is a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, A Veteran, board member on the Recreation Center, Lions Club member and has held a County Commission seat in the past.

Chester is retired from DuPont in Parkersburg with 30 years of service.

He enjoys country and blue grass music, garden and mows lots of grass in the summer.

Chester has two children, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

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Everyone enjoyed spending the evening with Minnie Pearl portrayed by Denise Giardina of Charleston in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive!

It was a great evening.

Farm Bureau meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 at the Historic Society Building on Main Street.

Everyone is welcome.

GSC’s Alumni Weekend Scheduled; Graduates to be Honored Announced

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Glenville, WV – Alumni and friends of Glenville State College are invited to campus for Alumni Weekend on Thursday, April 21 through Saturday, April 23.

Several activities are planned for the weekend; culminating with the popular evening alumni awards banquet. Alumni banquet attendees also may gather in the third floor pre-function area of the Mollohan Campus Community Center from 5:00-6:00 p.m. for a social hour prior to dinner in the ballroom. Activities earlier in the day will allow everyone to socialize, reminisce, and re-establish contact with fellow alums and friends of Glenville State College who might not have seen one another in a while.

The Alumni Center, open from 1:00-4:30 p.m., will serve as headquarters for the day’s activities. (A full schedule of activities and registration form can be found at www.glenville.edu.)

The evening’s banquet spotlight will be on the Alumni Association’s guests of honor:

    •  Alumnus of the Year Gary Ray ‘71

    •  Alumni Achievement Award Recipient Dr. David M. Gillespie ’64

    •  Community Service Award Honoree Ken Davis ‘72

    •  Outstanding Public School Educator Award Recipient Leigh Dawn (Bailey) McGinnis ‘91

    •  Outstanding Young Alumna Jamie (Hickman) Weaver ‘06

    •  Outstanding Young Alumnus Dr. Freddie Persinger ‘06

The Alumni Center will be open for social time following the banquet.

Banquet/Social Hour tickets are $20.00 each and reservations are required. Contact the Alumni Office at 304.462.4110, 866.239.0285 toll free, or via e-mail at for more information and to make your banquet reservations.

Rockford Rockets 4-H Club Donates Cancer Care Bags to UHC

Bridgeport, WV – The Rockford Rockets 4-H Club, from the Rockford and Lost Creek areas, recently donated cancer care bags to the Cecil B. Highland, Jr., & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center. Emma Samples, president Rockford Rockets 4-H, decided after an Internet search that a donation of cancer care bags would be a great idea. The club’s goal was to make an impact locally due to so many lives being affected by cancer.

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(L-R, BR) Donna Riddle, RN, BSN, Radiation Oncology nurse at UHC; Linda Carte, RN, MSN, AOCN, director of oncology at UHC;
Jessica Stroupe, member Rockford Rockets 4-H Club; Emily Bowman, treasurer Rockford Rockets 4-H;
Jeremy Ables, club leader Rockford Rockets 4-H Club; Nancy Dye, RN, CCRP, oncology program coordinator at UHC.
(L-R, MR) Emily Bennett, secretary Rockford Rockets 4-H Club; Brendon Smith, member Rockford Rockets 4-H Club.
(L-R, FR) Gavin Ash, member Rockford Rockets 4-H Club; Matthew Ables, member Rockford Rockets 4-H Club;
Amelia Samples, member Rockford Rockets 4-H Club and Emma Samples, president Rockford Rockets 4-H Club.


“This generous donation helps give cancer patients the comfort they deserve while at the same time providing them with the knowledge that the community cares for and supports them during their course of treatment,” said Linda Carte, RN, MSN, AOCN, director of oncology at UHC. “This is a testament to the caring community of North Central West Virginia.”

The cancer care bags provided to chemotherapy patients at UHC are filled with thoughtful items to assist patients while they go through treatment and healing. “We decided to donate the care bags to help people locally who have cancer, that’s why we selected UHC as a partner,” said Samples.

For more information about the Cecil B. Highland, Jr., & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at UHC, call Nancy Dye, RN, CCRP, program coordinator at 681.342.1804 or email .

Youth Football Teams and Cheer Squads Donate to the UHC Cancer Center to Make an Impact

Bridgeport, WV — Team members from each Bridgeport youth football team and cheer squad visited the Cecil B. Highland & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center recently to donate $500 in support of breast cancer programs at the hospital. 

“We wanted to shed a different light on breast cancer by making an impact on a life that is fighting the disease,“ said Lisa Hinzman, Bridgeport Youth Football Fundraising Coordinator.  “This is really hitting home with many of us on the team as most know somebody affected by cancer.“ 

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Players raised funds through t-shirt sales, old team jersey sales, spirit shop sales at games and very giving parents.  The fund raising project was to help make an impact on those affected with breast cancer, as well as a way to educate the team about the disease. 

Each team also showed their support this season by wearing a pink ribbon on their helmets. The pink ribbon is the nationally-recognized symbol of breast cancer awareness.

“We are incredibly proud of these Bridgeport youngsters and the great partnership they have created with the cancer center,“ said Peggy Johnson, RN, BSN, navigator for breast health.  “Together we are making a difference with the funds they have raised to enhance and expand the navigational services offered at UHC.”

G-Eye™: Sunday Breakfast at Gilmer County Recreation Center

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All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

at

The Gilmer County Recreation Facility

Fundraiser for the Gilmer County Parks and Recreation Centers
Girls Cabins Bathrooms Making Them ADA Compliant

When: October 18, 2015 (Sunday)

Price: $8.00 Adults

$5.00 Children under 10 years

Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Menu:

Buckwheat or Regular Pancakes

Scrambled Eggs

Bacon

Sausage Links

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Fried Potatoes

Homemade Biscuit

Fruit

Beverages: Coffee, Water, Orange Juice or Milk


Location: From the stoplight, take WV Highway 5 West towards Grantsville for
.1 miles and turn right on Sycamore Run Road for .5 miles.
Make a left at the Golf Course intersection and proceed up the hill to
the Recreation Center

If you get lost, follow the crowd

Support a good cause and enjoy the food and the visit with your
friends and neighbors!!!!

MANCHIN’S RIDE FOR FALLEN SERVICE HEROES RAISES $35K FOR GOLD STAR FAMILIES

Senator Manchin joined more than 200 riders to
honor families of Fallen West Virginia service members

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that Sunday’s inaugural Ride for Fallen Service Heroes raised $35,000 for the West Virginia National Guard Foundation for Gold Star Families, families who have lost loved ones in defense of our country. Senator Manchin presented the check to the families at a picnic at the West Virginia National Guard Armory following the round-trip motorcycle ride from Charleston to Fayetteville, which was sponsored by the Harley Owners Group (HOG) Capitol City WV Chapter #5439.

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“West Virginia is a very patriotic state, and the love that we have for our service members and their families is unwavering,” Senator Manchin said. “We always want to do all we can to honor our Fallen service heroes, wounded warriors and their families, and that is what this ride was all about. It was an honor and a privilege to take this inaugural ride and raise money for our Gold Star Families. I thank everyone who

Minnie Hamilton Health System Raises Over $17,500

Minnie Hamilton Health System Raises Over $17,500
Through Give Local MOV to Benefit Care Center

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Grantsville, WV – The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) announced today that over $218,606 was raised through Give Local MOV, the 24-hour online giving challenge hosted by PACF on May 5th.  Of that amount, $17,592 was raised to benefit Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, Inc. dba, Minnie Hamilton Health System (MHHS). 

“MHHS’ participation in Give Local MOV marks a beginning point of an idea that began many years ago,” commented MHHS’ CEO, Steve Whited.  “Since our opening in 1959, our Grantsville facility has seen countless changes to fit the varying needs of the community, and we have risen to each challenge to make the changes happen.  The biggest change is yet to come, and we need the communities help to make it a reality.

Needless to say, our facilities are the backbone of our towns and communities; not only from a healthcare aspect, but also economically.  MHHS is the region’s largest employer and provides over 275 jobs and over $14 million annually in local salaries.  Some of our everyday challenges include: regulatory burdens, replacement of outdated / hard to find / and expensive materials, and the ability to expand to needed services in the community due to space restrictions, etc.  It is imperative that we build a new facility in order to continue meeting the needs of our patients into the foreseeable future.  We have determined that we need to raise upwards $2 million to make the project feasible.  The funds raised through Give Local MOV will go towards this goal.” 

A key benefit of giving to the participating nonprofits on May 5th was the availability of matching funds.  PACF raised more than $118,000 which was awarded through matching fund challenges and prize contests over the 24-hour giving period.  Several regional sponsors, led by Superior Toyota and the PM Company, supplied $56,000 in matching funds, several individuals/businesses offered private challenges to specific organizations totaling $19,000, and $1,500 in hourly prize incentives encouraged giving. Additionally, PACF provided $42,000 to help grow each nonprofits permanent charitable fund. PACF also supplied the secure online giving platform and covered credit card processing fees, allowing 100% of each donor’s gift to go to its intended agency.  Of the $17, 592 that MHHS received through Give Local MOV, $4512 came from matching funds and prizes. 

“On behalf of MHHS, I want to thank the PACF, and all the donors who made Give Local MOV successful for our organization,” said Whited.  “We have been very fortunate to be involved with the PACF and have received numerous grants through their Community Action Grant Program to help purchase such things as mammography machines upgrades, patient furniture, and community outreach/youth education.  Give Local MOV is another example of how a partnership with the Community Foundation can make a positive impact for our area.  We are proud of our community, our people and our facilities.”

The Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation (LKACF) is a PACF affiliate and works in collaboration to build resources specifically dedicated for Calhoun, Gilmer and Wirt Counties. “We’re very proud of the accomplishment of Minnie Hamilton during Give Local MOV 2015. Our area’s health center was the #1 participant with its supporters raising funds far exceeding those of others in larger communities. Our Advisory Board congratulates Minnie Hamilton on this great achievement and for putting our area on the top of the leaderboard in giving,” said Jim Bennett, LKACF affiliate advisory committee chair.

“Our event sponsors and the local donors who contribute are the critical factors in the success of Give Local MOV ,” said Julie Boyce, PACF’s Development and Communications Officer.  “Our local businesses truly stepped up this year and enabled us to make an incredible impact region-wide. And, local businesses are only able to support positive initiatives, such as Give Local MOV, if they themselves have support from local residents.  By supporting local businesses and shopping local, you can help provide for the greater good of our community. We urge everyone to give local and to shop local!” 

PACF plans to again host Give Local MOV in May 2016 and is already seeking partners.  Individuals, nonprofits, or businesses interested in having a significant impact for their investment and to get involved in Give Local MOV 2016 should contact the Foundation office at 304.428.4438 to learn more. 


About Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates:

The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates (PACF) works with individuals, families, businesses, and civic or non-profit organizations to make a positive and permanent commitment for the future of our community.  PACF is a single 501(c)(3) public charity that manages more than 430 charitable funds with nearly $44 million in assets.  PACF works in partnership with its local affiliates to provide leadership and develop philanthropic resources to meet the needs of an 11-county service area.  Since 1963, PACF has helped local citizens support charitable needs and touch every aspect of life in the community in a variety of lasting ways.  For more information about PACF, visit www.pacfwv.com or call 304.428.4438.


About Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation:

The Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation (LKACF) works with individuals, families, businesses, and civic or non-profit organizations to make a positive and permanent commitment for the future of Calhoun, Gilmer, and Wirt Counties in West Virginia.  LKACF is an affiliate of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF), which is a single 501(c)(3) public charity that manages more than 430 charitable funds with nearly $44 million in assets.  PACF works in partnership with its local affiliates to provide leadership and develop philanthropic resources to meet the needs of an 11-county service area.  Since 2004, LKACF has helped local citizens support charitable needs and touch every aspect of life in the community in a variety of lasting ways.  For more information about PACF and its affiliate, LKACF, visit www.pacfwv.com or call 304.428.4438 (Parkersburg Office) or 304.372.8588 (Ripley Field Office).

Girls on the Run Donates to UHC Pediatrics

Girls on the Run is a national, transformational, physical activity based positive, youth development program for girls in third grade thru eighth grade.

The program teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games.

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(FR, L-R)  Hailey, Skylar, Kaleigh, Abbigail, Madison, Caylee and Trinity
(BR, L-R) Pacer Pal, Morgan Pratt; Coach, Angie Pratt; Coach, Kelley Coulter; Coach, Melinda Mack;
Sharon Mitchell, RN, nurse manager of pediatrics at UHC;
Tiffany Brinkley, RN, clinical supervisor of pediatrics at UHC;
Coach, Meredith Waggoner and Coach, Jennifer Lauri.


The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event.

The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

The Salem Elementary Girls on the Run program recently presented United Hospital Center with new stuffed toys for pediatric patients.

Community Foundation Event to Benefit Local Nonprofit Organizations - Today

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On Tuesday, May 05, 2015, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates (PACF) will host Give Local MOV, a 24-hour online giving challenge that encourages local giving throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley.  This event supports important local causes to help meet needs in the Foundation’s 11-county service area.  Give Local MOV is part of Give Local America, a national crowd-funding day started in 2014.

PACF is partnering with the region’s nonprofits to meet their needs and help connect people in the community with the causes they care about. Current partners for Give Local MOV include 43 local programs, causes and organizations with missions supporting animals; arts and culture; community improvement; education; environment; health; human services; and youth development.  Local nonprofits invited to participate in the Give Local MOV event are those with a charitable fund associated with PACF’s family of funds.  (For a complete list of participating nonprofits, visit www.givelocalmov.org)

“Give Local MOV is a great opportunity for everyone in our community to get involved and contribute to the greater good of our area,” said Julie Boyce, the Foundation’s Development and Communications Officer.  “Last year we raised over $115,000 for our local participating nonprofits and we look to surpass that amount this year!  With over $30,000 currently available in immediate match funds for this event, this is an excellent time to support these area nonprofits. Gifts raised by the nonprofit organizations during the online giving day, as well as the immediate match funds and hourly prize monies will be distributed shortly after the event for the agencies’ current charitable purposes.  In addition, as it did last year, PACF is further matching each gift of $100 or more (up to a designated maximum per agency) made through the online platform on May 5th with PACF’s match applied to build the agencies’ permanent charitable funds.  We urge others to help sponsor this great event by offering additional match funds available during this day of giving.”

The Community Foundation is encouraging everyone in the community to be a philanthropist.

Individuals wishing to make a donation, minimum $10, are to visit www.givelocalmov.org on May 05, 2015 and submit their donation.

“Every donation makes a big difference for our local organizations; when you give where you live, you can see the impact right in your own hometown. Please consider being a sponsor – every sponsor dollar is multiplied and reinvested in our community.” said Boyce.

To help sponsor Give Local MOV or to learn more, contact Julie Boyce by calling 304.428.4438 or emailing .

Community Foundation Event to Benefit Local Nonprofit Organizations - May 05, 2015

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On Tuesday, May 05, 2015, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates (PACF) will host Give Local MOV, a 24-hour online giving challenge that encourages local giving throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley.  This event supports important local causes to help meet needs in the Foundation’s 11-county service area.  Give Local MOV is part of Give Local America, a national crowd-funding day started in 2014.

PACF is partnering with the region’s nonprofits to meet their needs and help connect people in the community with the causes they care about. Current partners for Give Local MOV include 43 local programs, causes and organizations with missions supporting animals; arts and culture; community improvement; education; environment; health; human services; and youth development.  Local nonprofits invited to participate in the Give Local MOV event are those with a charitable fund associated with PACF’s family of funds.  (For a complete list of participating nonprofits, visit www.givelocalmov.org)

“Give Local MOV is a great opportunity for everyone in our community to get involved and contribute to the greater good of our area,” said Julie Boyce, the Foundation’s Development and Communications Officer.  “Last year we raised over $115,000 for our local participating nonprofits and we look to surpass that amount this year!  With over $30,000 currently available in immediate match funds for this event, this is an excellent time to support these area nonprofits. Gifts raised by the nonprofit organizations during the online giving day, as well as the immediate match funds and hourly prize monies will be distributed shortly after the event for the agencies’ current charitable purposes.  In addition, as it did last year, PACF is further matching each gift of $100 or more (up to a designated maximum per agency) made through the online platform on May 5th with PACF’s match applied to build the agencies’ permanent charitable funds.  We urge others to help sponsor this great event by offering additional match funds available during this day of giving.”

The Community Foundation is encouraging everyone in the community to be a philanthropist.

Individuals wishing to make a donation, minimum $10, are to visit www.givelocalmov.org on May 05, 2015 and submit their donation.

“Every donation makes a big difference for our local organizations; when you give where you live, you can see the impact right in your own hometown. Please consider being a sponsor – every sponsor dollar is multiplied and reinvested in our community.” said Boyce.

To help sponsor Give Local MOV or to learn more, contact Julie Boyce by calling 304.428.4438 or emailing .

5K for Autism Awareness Raises Nearly $2,000

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GLENVILLE, WV - Glenville State College student organization Pioneers for a Cause held their ‘Color a World Without Autism’ 5K run/walk on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Approximately 160 GSC students, faculty, staff, and community members of all ages were in attendance.

“Pioneers for a Cause was blown away by the support and encouragement of everyone who got involved - without them the success of the race wouldn’t have been possible. In total, we raised nearly $2,000 for autism research! My organization decided in the beginning that since we are the only group like this in West Virginia, we wanted the proceeds to stay in the state. With that idea taken into consideration, we will be donating the money to the Autism Society of WV,“ said GSC student Jade Spencer who served as one of the event coordinators.

The group teamed up with GSC’s Student Government Association for the color run/walk who helped cover some of the costs. Glenville Foodland and Smith Land Surveying also donated all of the bottled water for the race. “We would like to thank everyone who made donations, helped throw the color, and the law enforcement for keeping everyone safe throughout the race route. Overall, the race was a huge success and made a big impact on the GSC campus. We are already looking forward to planning another one for next year,“ continued Spencer.

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For more information about student organizations and activities at Glenville State College, contact Director of Student Activities Jodi Ocheltree at or 304.462.6416.

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