MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Nurses at WVU Healthcare will hold their 13th annual Community Drive next week in affiliation with the United Way Day of Caring. 

Donations will benefit Christian Help, which provides free clothing, food and emergency financial assistance to those in need in Monongalia and Preston counties. 

“Professionally, our nurses strive to make a difference in the lives of the men, women and children we serve every day,” Mary Fanning, nursing director, said. “The drive is a way for us to make a positive impact in a different way.”

The Community Drive will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the former Foodland building located on the Mileground in Morgantown near John Howard Motors. 

The following items are being collected: non-perishable foods; toiletries and personal care items; medical scrub suits; backpacks filled with school supplies; and back-to-school clothes (focus is on preschool sizes 4-5). All donations are tax deductible.

In the meantime, those who would like to drop off items early may do so at WVU Healthcare’s Volunteer Services Office on the first floor of Ruby Memorial Hospital. Donations will be collected weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 18 through Tuesday, August 2.

For more information: Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
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