United Way of Harrison and Doddridge Counties raises more than $25,000 from St. Patrick’s Day donation event


UPDATE (3/18/21):

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – St. Patrick’s Day may be over but one lucky non-profit organization found a small pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

The United Way of Harrison and Doddridge Counties announced Thursday that it gathered more than $25,000 in pledges from the Luck of Giving Give-a-Thon.

The virtual event gave people the opportunity to get online and watch different live events featuring all 20 United Way supported agencies. One of those agencies, Health Access Free Clinic, who provides primary care, prescription medications, and referral services, explained that it relies heavily on money raised by the United Way.

“United Way funding is critical for our free clinic,” Health Access Practice Manager Josh Brown explained. “With the funding made possible by the United Way, we hire a full-time Nurse Practitioner who provides primary medical care to nearly twelve hundred patients and that primary medical care extends to prescription medications and also referral services as well.”

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ORIGINAL (3/17/21):

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The United Way of Harrison and Doddridge Counties is hoping for a little bit of the Luck of the Irish.

The non-profit agency is holding its “Luck of Giving Give-a-Thon.” The virtual reality event is staged at the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center in Clarksburg.

Donations can be made online or by calling in during the Give-A-Thon which runs until 7 p.m. on March 17.

“As you can imagine COVID-19 has affected us all and our United Way funded organizations have been leaned on heavily throughout the pandemic,” United Way Executive Director Brad Riffee explained. “They need our support now more than ever just like our community, many in our community need our support.”

Riffee explained that he encourages people to donate even after the event ends this evening. Those who do donate during the Give-A-Thon will be eligible for some nice prizes.

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