MEADOW RIVER VALLEY (WVDN) – Keeping the memory of Donald Davis and his generous donation of toys to the children in need in western Greenbrier and eastern Fayette County area is the main goal of the Donald Davis Memorial Toy Drive conducted by friends and family members in the Meadow River and Meadow Bridge areas.
Davis, a resident of northern Virginia, each year brought a truck load of toys to be distributed to children of needy families in that area. After his death, relatives and friends of Davis have continued this project along with church, civic and businesses in the area.
The Donald Davis Memorial Toy Drive results are compliments of McEllenney Community Church of Dawson, the Greenbrier Valley Council 8689 Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Catholic Churches of Rainelle and Spring Dale, One Family Brewery and donations from various individual family members, supporters and friends.
In addition to the donation to the Donald Davis Memorial Toy Drive, the Greenbrier Valley Council of the Knights of Columbus distributed 96 new children’s winter coats in Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas counties through the cooperation with the Family Resource Network in Pocahontas County, the Family Resource Network in Monroe County, Wellspring, Alderson Elementary School and White Sulphur Springs Elementary School.
The Knights also distributed used winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves collected from the area Catholic churches in Lewisburg, Rainelle, Spring Dale and White Sulphur Springs through various food pantries in the area and donated funds to Shop with A Cop and Penny Pitch.