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UBB Memorial Receives New Donations

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Two more donations came in Friday for the Upper Big Branch Mine memorial plaza to be located in Whitesville. Belo Mine Supply, located in Chattaroy, donated $500 and Strata Products Worldwide, headquartered in Atlanta, donated $10,000 to the Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group. The group is a non-profit that started in February to raise funds for a memorial plaza that will commemorate the Upper Big Branch Mine accident, pay homage to all fallen coal miners and recognize the importance of the coal mining industry. "We appreciate Belo Mine Supply for their donation and quick response to our appeal for the memorial and we hope others will follow their lead," Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group President Sheila Combs said in a news release. "Strata Products Worldwide, a global leader in the mine supply industry, also responded to the mailings this week with the project's third largest corporate donation to date."