Make-A-Wish chapters combine across West Virginia, Pennsylvania - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Make-A-Wish chapters combine across West Virginia, Pennsylvania

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • North Central WV Weekend Outlook for April 18-20

    North Central WV Weekend Outlook for April 18-20

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:12:52 GMT
    With it being a holiday weekend, there's not much in the way of fairs or festivals scheduled, but there's still plenty to do around north central West Virginia. Saturday: Stonewall Resort, in Lewis County,
    With it being a holiday weekend, there's not much in the way of fairs or festivals scheduled, but there's still plenty to do around north central West Virginia. Saturday: Stonewall Resort, in Lewis County,
  • AAA Predicts Mild Easter Weekend Traffic

    AAA Predicts Mild Easter Weekend Traffic

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:47:34 GMT
    If you are getting ready to travel this Easter weekend, the good news is the traffic is not expected to be bad.
    If you are getting ready to travel this Easter weekend, the good news is the traffic is not expected to be bad. AAA predicts that traffic will not be much different than last year and that this weekend
  • Main Street Fairmont Offers Sign and Facade Improvement Grants

    Main Street Fairmont Offers Sign and Facade Improvement Grants

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:16:22 GMT
    Main Street Fairmont is looking to give away grants through the Sign and Facade Improvement Grant Program, which provides funding for beautification efforts in downtown Fairmont. The program is facilitated
    Main Street Fairmont is looking to give away grants through the Sign and Facade Improvement Grant Program, which provides funding for beautification efforts in downtown Fairmont. The program is facilitated

Three area chapters of Make-A-Wish combined with the start of the new month.

Make-A-Wish Northern West Virginia, Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and Make-A-Wish Southern West Virginia became one chapter, known as Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia going forward.

The new chapter will keep headquarters in Pittsburgh, Morgantown and Charleston.

"What is most important to us is finding and granting wishes for eligible children," President and CEO Judith Stone said in a news release. "Since this chapter has managed the Southern West Virginia territory since 2000, this newly combined chapter allows us to have more centralized and financially efficient management so we can reach as many children as possible and grant their wishes."

The money raised in Northern West Virginia will stay in the 32 counties the organization covers, and the Morgantown office will continue with volunteering, special events and granting wishes without interruption. Former Northern West Virginia Board Chairman, Larry Blalock, will join the Greater PA/WV Board. Blalock is a member/office managing member of Jackson Kelly PLLC in Wheeling.

Make-A-Wish has a goal of granting 55 wishes in Northern West Virginia in the next year, and the chapter goal is to grant 762 wishes.