Thank you to everyone who brought supplies for our Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Drive. We sincerely appreciate everyone's generosity and delivered the following items to Willie Brown Elementary (Salvation Army drop point):
If you weren't able to bring supplies, but would still like to contribute, please consider making an online donation to houstonfoodbank.org.
As you're aware, Hurricane Harvey has dropped record amounts of rainfall on the Gulf Coast over the past week and many people are displaced. DFW Mountaineers will be supporting the Salvation Army to help those in need, and I am requesting your assistance.
If you would like to help, please donate one or more of the following items:
Please bring your donations to the WVU v. Va Tech game watch this weekend (Sun, Sep 3rd @ Buffalo Joe's).
We will deliver all of the collected items to the Salvation Army, who will transport them to the Gulf Coast areas for distribution.
For those who want to donate money instead, we ask you to consider contributing directly to the Houston Food Bank.
Thank you in advance for your donations.
Let's Go Mountaineers!
American Cancer Society | Relay For Life
DFW Mountaineers will be participating in an American Cancer Society Relay For Life event, and we'd like to invite you to join our team. Every Relay For Life event is a time for family and friends to honor cancer survivors, remember those lost to this disease, and raise funds and awareness to help end cancer forever.
The best part? Because of the funds raised by people like you and us, more people in our community:
Too many people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Relay For Life events are our opportunity to inspire hope by raising funds and awareness to help those facing the disease.
Our team is open to friends, family and neighbors who want to join us in the fight against cancer.
The event will be May 30th, 6 pm at the Irving Soccer Complex.
Please direct questions to email@example.com.
View the Team page for DFW Mountaineers.
Note: DFW Mountaineers contributed over 25 pairs of PJs for this effort.
Original press release: WVUHealthcare.com
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The WVU Alumni Association loaded up a little red truck, dashed through the snow, and delivered more than 500 pairs of pajamas to WVU Children’s Hospital today.
The pajamas were part of a large community service effort, spearheaded by WVU Alumni Association chapters and volunteers across the country, to bring a little warmth and comfort to kids receiving care at the hospital.
Patricia Roe of Austin, Texas, a long-time chapter leader and alumni volunteer, was the true mastermind behind the effort. She encouraged the Alumni Association and Chapters to take on this project, and Mountaineers once again showed their spirit.
“Patti really helped us bring this project to fruition, and our alumni outdid themselves. We knew we would have a strong show of support, but the response – more than 500 pairs – is amazing,” Gregg Cave, chapter outreach officer, said.
The WVU Alumni Association presented the pajamas to Lora Edgell, Children’s Miracle Network director for WVU Children’s Hospital. Several children even stopped by to pick out their favorite pairs.
“What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season,” Edgell said. “This is a very difficult time for children and their families, and these gifts will certainly brighten their spirits. We are so thankful for the support of the WVU Alumni Association and countless other organizations that support our organization. We can’t wait to see the looks on the kids’ faces when they see these amazing gifts.”
This community service effort is just one of many projects implemented by the WVU Alumni Association and its more than 60 alumni chapters. Three years ago, the chapters presented more than 2,000 children’s books to WVU Children’s Hospital. Each year, chapters provide outreach and fundraising efforts in their own communities, including local food banks, orphanages, Adopt-A-Street, Toys for Tots, animal shelters, scholarships, and countless other worthwhile organizations.
Photo caption: Gregg Cave, chapter outreach officer for the WVU Alumni Association, presented 500 pairs of pajamas to Lora Edgell, Children’s Miracle Network director for WVU Children’s Hospital. Picking out the first pairs of PJs were WVUCH patient Austin Hedrick and his sister, Lillian, of Elkins, W.Va. The pajamas were donated by WVU Alumni Association chapters and other volunteers from across the country.
For More Information:
Angela Jones-Knopf, WVU Children’s Hospital, 304-293-7087, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara Curtis, WVU Alumni Association, 304-293-0972, email@example.com
I would like to send a note of thanks for your generosity this season. As an organization, we have made donations to 3 different charities.
It is great to have so many participate and give back to our local community as well as support university functions and charities.
Thank you to everyone that has come out to our game watches this season. We have one more game over Thanksgiving weekend. Also, if you want to support the Women's Volleyball Team, they will be playing Baylor in Waco tomorrow at 12:00. Head down and cheer on the team.
I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
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Don't forget to come out to Buffalo Joe's tomorrow to watch the Mountaineer take on Kansas.
With Thanksgiving approaching, we will be collecting food for the North Texas Food Bank. Anyone who brings food items will receive an extra raffle ticket for Mountaineer prizes.
What shelf-stable items are needed the most by the North Texas Food Bank?
Below is a list of food items, based on their nutritional value:
If I haven't already heard from you, let me know if you'll be at the game watch.
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After 2 weeks without a game watch, it's time to get back together to see the Mountaineers take on Texas Tech.
By request, we will have another 50/50 raffle to support The Pride Travel Fund. In September, the lucky winner walked away with $150. Let's try and exceed that amount on Saturday! We will also have touchdown give-aways with great Mountaineer prizes.
Please respond to this message if you plan to join us.
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