WHEELING, WV — In an effort to help West Virginians affected by Hurricane Sandy, Verizon Wireless will show its support for the Mountaineer Food Bank by holding a food drive during the month of November. Beginning on November 9, 2012, the company will be collecting non-perishable food items at the following Verizon Wireless store locations in West Virginia:
500 Cabela Drive
Triadelphia, WV 26059
- Parkersburg Pike
2837 Pike Street Ste. 1
Parkersburg, WV 26101
- Parkersburg –Murdoch Ave
2504 Murdoch Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26104
- Charleston Town Center Mall
Second floor Next to Dairy Queen
Charleston, WV 25389
- Trace Fork
40 RHL Boulevard (Next to Lowes)
South Charleston, WV 25309
In addition to the food drive, Verizon Wireless will donate $5,000 to Mountaineer Food Bank to help with the anticipated increased demand for food as residents recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
“Hurricane Sandy covered many areas of West Virginia with a tremendous amount of snow that has downed trees and power lines. As recovery efforts begin across the state, area food banks expect the demand for food to far exceed the current supplies,” said Mark Frazier, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless. “At Verizon Wireless, we want to do what we can to help residents in West Virginia get through this difficult time. We are pleased to offer our assistance to the Mountaineer Food Bank and the communities it serves.”
Mountaineer Food Bank is a non-profit hunger relief organization that provides emergency food services to 48 counties in West Virginia, including: Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming.
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