09/21/2009


Log A Load for Kids to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital

Auction to be held Oct. 1 in Elkins

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Mountain Loggers Cooperative Association will hold its annual Ted Harriman Memorial Log A Load for Kids auction at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 at Newlon’s International Truck Sales in Elkins. It will be held in conjunction with the Mountain State Forest Festival.

Last year, more than 80 companies and individuals participated in the event, which raised more than $76,000 for West Virginia University Children’s Hospital through cash contributions and the sale of loads of logs and other forest products including wood pellets and rustic fencing. Since 1996, Mountain Loggers has raised more than $1 million for WVU Children’s Hospital.

“We are honored that the Mountain Loggers have chosen to help the children who are admitted to WVU Children’s Hospital year after year,” said WVU Children’s Hospital Director Cheryl Jones, R.N.  “The group’s donations have helped us renovate our lobby, purchase medical equipment and expand the pediatric intensive care unit.”

Log A Load For Kids donates to Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

Log A Load For Kids was started by the South Carolina Forestry Association in 1988. The American Pulpwood Association became the Log A Load For Kids national sponsor in 1993. The concept is for loggers and wood-supplying businesses in various states to donate the value of a load of logs to their Children’s Miracle Network hospital. WVU Children’s Hospital is the only Children’s Miracle Network hospital in West Virginia.

West Virginia was one of 26 states to participate in the program last year. Nationwide, the program has raised more than $28 million in the last 15 years.

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.

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For more information:
Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
jonesan@wvuh.com
asj: 09-14-09

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