A big donation, a newly lit Christmas tree and a parade of emergency autos helped kick off the vacations Wednesday at WVU Medication Youngsters’s.
The hospital is celebrating the vacation season with presents from Mountain Loggers Group Inc.
The group contributed over $191,000, an enormous Christmas tree, and toys to proceed its custom of giving to help kids in West Virginia and past.
Representatives for Mountain Loggers joined WVU Medication Youngsters’s management for a verify presentation and toy supply Wednesday night outdoors the hospital in Morgantown.
Festivities began with scorching chocolate and carols, adopted by the tree-lighting after which the parade.
About 30 native first-responder autos paraded across the outdoors of the hospital flashing their lights. Inside, younger sufferers got vacation pajamas and lightweight wands so they may wave again on the first responders.
Winding down the night was a go to from Santa Claus after which story time with Chief Administrative Officer Amy Bush studying a bedtime story on Fb for sufferers and their households to get pleasure from.
The Mountain Loggers Group hosts the annual Log-A-Load for Children Public sale in Elkins to boost cash for WVU Medication Youngsters’s. This yr’s reward set a brand new document for the group’s largest single contribution.
“We’re at all times so appreciative of the continued dedication the Mountain Loggers household makes to our sufferers and their households,” Bush mentioned. “It’s due to teams like them that we are able to proceed to verify kids who want our care obtain the very best outcomes.
“Additionally they assist us give households hope. We all know that this lovely tree they’ve introduced will convey pleasure to youngsters once they want it most and be a logo of hope this vacation season to all who see it as they go to the hospital.”
The Mountain Loggers’ monetary reward will help specialised beds for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, warming beds for the Birthing Heart and extra TVs for the Emergency Division.
The donation can even present plush variations of Musket — the Mountaineer mascot’s canine — and different toys to help the Little one Life program, which helps kids take care of the challenges of surgical procedure and hospitalization.
“We’re proud to have the ability to proceed our help for WVU Medication Youngsters’s due to the generosity of the logging business and the neighborhood members who help our occasion,” Danny Sines, president of the Mountain Loggers Group, mentioned. “All of us get pleasure from being part of this trigger as a result of it makes a significant distinction in so many lives.”
The vacation tree donation is a brand new custom that started final yr, following the opening of the nine-story, 150-bed WVU Medication Youngsters’s hospital.
Sines shared his appreciation for Eric and Rhonda Hoover of H&H Tree Farm in Addison, Pa., who donated this yr’s tree.
The Mountain Loggers Group consists of about 50 members spanning three states — West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Because the mid-Nineties, its members have contributed greater than $2.4 million to learn WVU Medication Youngsters’s.
The Mountain Loggers’ presents are made by means of the WVU Basis, the nonprofit group that receives and administers personal donations on behalf of the college and its affiliated entities.
Different sponsors Wednesday’s festivities had been Panhandle Cleansing & Restoration, Neighborhood Ford Retailer and the Regulation Workplace of Matthew Brock.