The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

November 10, 2012

Baskets of Hope sought for shelters

BECKLEY — The Women’s Business Center is preparing Baskets of Hope for women who find themselves making the courageous decision to leave a home of domestic violence.

Baskets will be delivered to domestic violence shelters covering Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Raleigh, Summers, Webster and Wyoming counties in mid-December.

During the holiday season and the winter months many women find themselves at a shelter with only what they could carry. Many organizations take care of the children at the shelter. Over the last three years the Wo-men’s Business & Training Center and WISE, along with the generous donations of Walmart and individuals, businesses, colleges and other organizations across the region, have been able to provide a little hope to these brave women and mothers.

More than 4.8 million women a year in the United States suffer a domestic violence-related injury. The need constantly grows‚ and shelters in southern West Virginia are at capacity. This year more than 250 baskets are needed to meet the need of the shelters.

Baskets are full of personal necessities many people take for granted, such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, a brush, a one-size-fits-all nightgown/pajamas, chocolate, flameless candles, flashlight, socks, lotion, bed pillow, other special items you think of and a card with a special message from you.

Challenge your family, church ladies circle, friends, co-workers, even your employer to make a basket or to donate funds — WBC will make the baskets.

All baskets should be in the WBC office by Dec. 7.

For more information, call Tara or Karen at 304-253-3145 or visit www. westvirginiawbc.org.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Jury trial set in Bob Graham case

    Robert E. “Bob” Graham, the former executive director of the Wyoming County Council on Aging and All-Care Home and Community Services Inc., will be back in U.S. District Court in Bluefield this October for a trial to recover consequential damages for aggravation and inconvenience from National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., the insurance company that provided him coverage when he served as director of the two agencies.

    July 25, 2014

  • Calendar — Friday, July 25, 2014

    July 25, 2014

  • Kids drama camp dips into the acting bug

    Some kids growled and grumbled. Others complained about the stories they heard. A few wore pig noses. Grandpa nearly fell asleep.

    July 25, 2014

  • Sewage treatment plant project clears another hurdle

    Ronceverte’s planned construction of a new sewage treatment plant cleared another regulatory hurdle with the expiration Wednesday of a 20-day waiting period at the state Public Service Commission.

    July 25, 2014

  • Saints arrive 1 Saints march into ‘Almost Heaven, W.Va.’

    At 3:54 p.m. Wednesday afternoon the New Orleans Saints’ chartered flight touched the ground at the Greenbrier Valley Airport, and Greenbrier County officially became “Who Dat?” Country. INCLUDES TOUT VIDEO.

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Broadband panel eyes access to rural areas

    The West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council met far outside its typical Charleston venue Wednesday to hear issues about Internet speeds in some of the state’s most rural regions.

    July 24, 2014

  • Lewisburg official says fuel spill contained, drinking water safe

    Lewisburg’s public works director is confident that a Tuesday afternoon fuel spill 60 miles upriver from the city water system’s intake has been contained and the water is safe to drink.

    July 24, 2014

  • Lewisburg keeping eye on gas spill

    Mayor John Manchester said Tuesday night it was in the city’s best interest that officials proceed with caution to reports of a diesel spill farther up the Greenbrier River because “we wouldn’t want to run into an Elk River challenge here."

    July 24, 2014

  • NCCC team brings its skills to work in Hinton

    William Custus, 20, of Washington, and Sabree Koonce, 21, of Leavenworth, Kan., have spent the summer making West Virginia beautiful.

    July 24, 2014

  • Cyclist injured in accident

    A cyclist was injured on a trail near the Gauley River when she fell from her bike to avoid a tree branch.

    July 24, 2014