I received numerous emails, text message and phone call this year, from people in the community wondering if Penny Pitch was going to happen this year.
Since the newspaper is under new ownership and the pandemic occurred everyone was wondering if we could still pull off the Penny Pitch 2020 campaign. A big thank you to the Refsland family for letting us collect applications through the paper and run the names of our loyal folks who donate every year.
This year more than ever we need your donation to help people in our community who are having a rough time. This has been a time like no other in any of our history. Businesses have shut down or cut back hours, and a lot of people have lost their jobs due to Covid.
Also, with schools being closed — where most children ate two meals a day — families are facing an extra hardship trying to feed their children. These families are struggling to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table for their families. It’s not because they don’t work; most of our applicants do work. They are just having a hard time getting enough hours and paying for necessities.
While Penny Pitch is not the answer to these families problems it, however, will help for Christmas to provide the toy most wanted for their children and clothing. If we have money left over after paying for Christmas items, our organization pays for families with utilities shut off notices.
If you can help us with any donation to help us reach our goal, we would greatly appreciate it. You can mail your tax deductible donation to Penny Pitch, P.O. Box 494, Lewisburg, W.V. 24901 or you can drop it by The West Virginia Daily News office at 188 Foster St., Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Donations received since our last report include:
Eakle Chaple United Methodist Church-White Sulphur Springs, $150;
Carol R. Olson, $50;
Williamsburg Thrift Shop, $100;
Beverly and David Johnson, $200;
Freddie and Nancy Hodges, $25;
Williamsburg CEOs Club, $50;
West Point Baptist Church (Asbury), $1,000;
Jerry and Linda Clemons, $100;
Sara Crickenbeger, $50;
Linda and Bob Wheeler, $50;
Roncerverte Christian Church, $50;
Bluebell Garden Club-Lewisburg, $2,500;
Maxwelton Ruritan Club, $500;
Larry and Debra Bowman, $50;
Bonnie Jean Lightner, $100;
Bruce and Jeanne Brennerman, $100;
B.J. and Ann Phillips, $100;
Women of the ARP Church in Fairlea, $250;
James Miller, $50;
In memory of Karen Eggleston by Preceptor Alpha Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, $50;
Michael A. Corley & Linda K. Knupp, $500;
Linda G. Boone, $25;
Total To Date: $11,386.00.