Celebrating Volunteers: Patricia Rummel

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va.- This month we celebrate a local veteran who is dedicating her life to serving the community.

“It is exciting to be able to help people. It’s exciting to see people get what they need, when they need it,” said Patricia Rummel, volunteer of the month.

A need the members of Harrison County Community Educational Outreach Service Club work to fulfill throughout the community.

“We are a community service organization, and we do lots of fun things. We do a lot of community projects, we have a good time.”

The groups major project is collecting snack bags as part of the Brown Bags for Veterans Project.

“We have a list of items that the VA gives us and our club puts it together. We did 100 last year, and we just did another 100 bags a couple weeks ago,” said Rummel.

Patricia Rummel, who herself formerly served in the U.S. Army, says providing comfort to a veteran is one way of thanking them for serving their country.

“The Veterans Brown Bags is very near and dear to most of our hearts. I was a veteran and married a veteran.”

This particular community service donation has been a part of the clubs’ commitment to local veterans for more than 15 years.

Connie Wolfinger, CEOS President said, “Because everyone of us has had someone in our family that has been a veteran. Whether it’s a brother, a husband, a father, grandfather and most of the veterans go to the VA for testing and don’t know they are going to be admitted and this is someway we can share items with them.”

Thanks to the Miley Legal Group’s donation of $500, the CEOS of Harrison County will continue its efforts of providing comfort to people across West Virginia. 

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