BELINGTON, W.Va. – The earnings from the Belington Turkey Trot 5K run and walk hosted by the Belington Wellness Center have been donated to several organizations in Barbour County.
The Heart and Hand House and the Belington Presbyterian Church received $3,600 in donations from Barbour Community Health Association’s annual Turkey Trot event. The Turkey Trot raised $1,800 and BCHA matched the donations. Community sponsors and volunteers join together each year to organize the annual event to help raise funds for the two organization’s community efforts.
This was the 10th annual Belington Wellness Center Turkey Trot.
Donations from the event will be used to help the two local organizations feed roughly 400 families this Thanksgiving. The Belington Presbyterian Church has been hosting Thanksgiving Day dinners since 1995, with the help of 20-25 volunteers who deliver and dish out the food.
Proceeds will also go toward the Heart and Hand House’s food pantry program that is offered to those in need within the community.
Eighty-four participants ran or walked during this event that was scheduled on Nov. 6.
Next year’s Turkey Trot is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2022.
Last year’s event was held virtually due to COVID-19, and participants ran 5K and one-mile races on their own.
If you would like to donate to the two charities supported by the 5K, Barbour Community Health Association can collect those donations.