BUCKHANNON, W.Va.- An Upshur County organization just received a major donation.
The Stockert Youth Center in Buckhannon got a $25,000 donation from Jenkins Ford and Jenkins Subaru.
The donation will go towards a new building for the center, which offers many programs for local children and encourages them to stay active. The president of Jenkins Ford and Jenkins Subaru John Jenkins said this allows the company give back to the community.
“It means the world to us. We’ve been a Ford dealer in Buckhannon for 30 years,” said Jenkins. “The community supported us in so many ways, this is our way to give back to the children of this county that will have a place to go and have good memories, exercise, cheer lead, whatever the function may be.”
“This $25,000 puts us over $300,000 on our $450,000 capital campaign, so we’re edging closer to being able to break ground on a new building,” said Buckhannon mayor David McCauley.
Upgraded facilities and a new building will allow more children to participate in these programs.