MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Medicine Children’s will receive a donation for $88,000 from the proceeds of the 19th Annual Ted Harriman Memorial Log-a-Load for Kids Auction, which was held on Thursday (Oct. 1) in Elkins.

The event, which is sponsored by the Mountain Loggers Cooperative Association (MLCA), is held as part of the Mountain State Forest Festival. Loads of logs and other donated items were sold at the auction under the names of the contributors. Proceeds from the auction are donated to WVU Medicine Children’s on behalf of the participating forestry and wood-products companies.

To date, the MLCA has donated almost $1.5 million to WVU Medicine Children’s. Funds from this year’s sale will be used to support outreach clinics throughout the state.

“The Mountain Loggers Cooperative Association has been a wonderful partner to us over the years,” Cheryl Jones, R.N., director of WVU Medicine Children’s, said. “With their help, we’ve been able to make improvements for our patients in Morgantown. Now, they’re helping us take the highly specialized care that we provide out into communities throughout the state. We couldn’t be more appreciative of their support.”

The Mountain Loggers Cooperative Association’s Log-a-Load for Kids is a fund of Your Community Foundation, Inc. (YCF) a charitable, non-profit organization founded to encourage, consolidate, manage, and foster permanent endowment funds and to administer charitable gifts to deserving individuals, groups, and organizations in north-central West Virginia.                                                                   

WVU Medicine Children’s – located within Ruby Memorial, WVU Medicine’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant, and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants, and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. For information on WVU Medicine Children’s, see www.wvukids.com.

Photo caption: Auctioneer Dallas Heldreth (left) and Yard Manager Mark Shreve prepare to auction the next load at 19th Annual Ted Harriman Memorial Log-a-Load for Kids, which was held on Oct. 1 in Elkins to benefit WVU Medicine Children’s.

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