10/23/2008

Mountain Loggers auction raises $76,000 for WVU Children's Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –  More than 80 companies and individuals participated in this year’s Mountain Loggers Cooperative Association auction at Newlon's International Sales in Elkins Oct. 2, raising more than $76,000 for West Virginia University Children's Hospital.

Loads of logs and other forest products including wood pellets and rustic fencing, which sold at prices above fair market value, were added to cash contributions of $5,840. Since 1996 Mountain Loggers has raised more than $1 million for WVU Children's Hospital. 

The Mountain Loggers Cooperative Association is the local sponsor for a national giving program known as Log a Load for Kids. All proceeds are contributed to the Children's Miracle Network, which transfers the money to WVU Children's Hospital.

“We are so grateful to the Mountain Loggers for, year after year, conducting the auction and other activities to benefit children who are admitted to WVU Children’s Hospital,” said WVU Children’s Hospital Director Cheryl Jones. “Donations have helped to renovate our lobby, creating a bright and cheerful space for children and families, as well as to purchase medical equipment and help in the expansion of the pediatric intensive care unit.”

Mountain Loggers Cooperative Association holds auction

A nonprofit group, the Mountain Loggers Cooperative Association is composed of loggers, foresters, sawmills and other forestry-related businesses in West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

For more information about WVU Children’s Hospital visit www.wvukids.com.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
ab: 10-21-08

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