United Way presents checks to area organizations

United Way presents checks to area organizations By Sarah Mansheim On Tuesday morning, United Way of the Greenbrier Valley Executive Director Erin Hurst gathered with United Way committee members to present checks to several local organizations. The funds were raised last month during the annual Power of the Purse fundraiser at Harmony Ridge Gallery. Back Row: committee members Mary Baldwin (left) and Deva Wagner, Erin Hurst and committee members Katie Eades and Monica Maxwell. Front Row: attorney Denise Pettijohn (left), Children’s Home Society social worker Jaime Richmond and CHS shelter director Davina Agee, all of whom were on hand to receive a check in the amount of $800 to go towards building a raised-bed garden at the Rupert CHS center. Snacks in Packs coordinator Lara Edwards (right) received a check for $2,400, which, she said, will fully fund Snacks in Packs for the summer. Hurst also received a check for $1,000 on behalf of Books in Bags, a summer reading program serving Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Monroe counties. (Sarah Mansheim photo)
By Sarah Mansheim
On Tuesday morning, United Way of the Greenbrier Valley Executive Director Erin Hurst gathered with United Way committee members to present checks to several local organizations. The funds were raised last month during the annual Power of the Purse fundraiser at Harmony Ridge Gallery. Back Row: committee members Mary Baldwin (left) and Deva Wagner, Erin Hurst and committee members Katie Eades and Monica Maxwell. Front Row: attorney Denise Pettijohn (left), Children’s Home Society social worker Jaime Richmond and CHS shelter director Davina Agee, all of whom were on hand to receive a check in the amount of $800 to go towards building a raised-bed garden at the Rupert CHS center. Snacks in Packs coordinator Lara Edwards (right) received a check for $2,400, which, she said, will fully fund Snacks in Packs for the summer. Hurst also received a check for $1,000 on behalf of Books in Bags, a summer reading program serving Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Monroe counties. (Sarah Mansheim photo)

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