CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A bighearted round of giving this week will help the Gazette Charities Send-A-Child-To-Camp Fund provide many more children with a summer camp experience this year -- but more is needed to reach our goal and not leave one deserving child behind.
After receiving more than $9,400 this week -- including THF Realty's generous $5,000 gift -- the fund stands at more than $23,000.
THF Realty, the developer of projects such as Dudley Farms Plaza and the Shops at Trace Fork on Corridor G, is a longtime supporter of the camp fund.
A positive experience at camp can make the difference in how a child turns out, THF President Michael Staenberg has said.
Staenberg said he likes the Gazette Charities camp fund because, "You know the money is going where it's supposed to go. I know if I give a dollar, the whole dollar goes there"
Please consider giving to the camp fund this year.
The money you donate goes to help children afford to attend one of the many quality summer camps in our area. Every penny of every donation goes to the kids for camp. The Gazette covers all administrative costs of the fund.
To give, please refer to the donation form included with this story, or to give online, go to wvgazette.com and look for the camp fund logo.
Here's a list of this week's donors:
Anonymous, in memory of Virginia Grott and Robert Meluski, $50
Anonymous, in memory of John C. Steven, $150
Mr. Frank and Sally Snyder III, in memory of Pauline Parsons, $25
Jeanette Alexander, in memory of John H. Alexander, $50
Sam & Melinda Sutton, $50
Anonymous, in memory of my great-grandmother, Nona Abbott, $25
Ms. Amelia E. Palmer, $80
Norman Jordan, $30
Kathryn Allen Stone, $50
David H. Cole, in memory of My Parents: Howard & Evelyn Cole, $100
Elizabeth Nelson, in honor of Wanda Wolfe, $50
Christy L. Treadway, in memory of Alma Blake, $100
Marian Brezinski, in memory of John Brezinski, $25
Craig and Mary Sue Selby, $250
Anonymous, in memory of Bruce Bartlett, Will Cooke, Matt Poffenbarger, Collett Smith, $100
Dana S. Kelly, $150
Jack Fellure, $20
Gary Weber, $35
Trip and Susan Shumate, $125