About a month ago, 59News teamed up with the United Way and local first responders for Nexstar Founder’s Day of Caring.
On Friday, July 13, 59News presented a check for $21,610 to support local food banks in the area. This is the third year 59News ‘filled the boot for food,’ and has now raised over $54K for our communities.
Michelle Rotellini, the Executive Director for the United Way of Southern West Virginia, said this money will make a huge impact across the region.
“It just enables us to feed more children. There are so many innocent children out there whose parents have to decide between paying their utilities or buying groceries. It will enable us to reach out to more kids through our food pantries throughout southern West Virginia,” Rotellini explained.
Erin Hurst, the Executive Director for the United Way of Greenbrier Valley, said this money will also help seniors living in the area.
“Additionally, we’ll be able to not only feed the hungry families and those babies who need more food on their tables, but also we utilize the funds for our ‘meals on wheels programs.’ So ,we’ll additionally feed more seniors, too, with this income,” Hurst said.
59News would like to thank the United Way of Southern West Virginia and Greenbrier Valley, along with the Princeton Fire Department, the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department, and the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department for making this year such a success.