Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that the money being raised by Walmart and Mr. Taco are going to WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Miracle Network and are not going to Baylee, an Elkins girl who is receiving treatment for leukemia. According to WVU Medicine Children’s, Baylee was chosen as the “champion child” by the hospital system and does not directly benefit from this fundraiser. Walmart, the lead of this fundraiser, has been notified of this.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — A Harrison County restaurant is helping a north central West Virginia children’s hospital–all thanks to Walmart.
Eleven Walmart locations in north central West Virginia are helping raise money for the only Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospital in the state of West Virginia, WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital.
On Wednesday, Mr. Taco set up shop outside of the Clarksburg Walmart, with all proceeds going to the Morgantown-based hospital for kids.
Employees at both Mr. Taco and Walmart said they were happy to help the community.
“It feels great. You know, there’s not a lot of opportunities to do stuff like this that come up every day, so, anything we can do to help out, even on a personal level or on a company level, just feels great to do,” said Allen Ayersman, a digital coach for Walmart.
Mr. Taco will be back at the Clarksburg Walmart on June 29 and July 6 to raise money for CMN. The location will also be hosting other food trucks and events over the next few weeks to help support.