The Exponent Telegram – The Bruce Carter United Orthopaedic and Spine Center is holding the annual “Coats for Kids” drive to provide children in need with a coat this holiday season. Read the full article.
Information from Child Trends provides that 17.5% of American children live in poverty. West Virginia has the seventh highest child poverty rate in the nation, with 67,507 children living in poverty. These statistics are included in a report by the West Virginia Center on Budget Policy. Unfortunately, these numbers are only likely to increase as the pandemic has negatively impacted us, officials said.
“Last year North Central West Virginia helped UHC to exceed our goal. This year we hope to provide 750 coats to children in need. In fact, our impact went beyond the borders of Harrison County, as we also provided much needed warmth to children in Doddridge, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, and Upshur counties,” said Joseph Fazalare, MD, of UHC Orthopaedics, president of the UHC Medical Staff. “We rely on local support for both coat and monetary donations. Your generosity is greatly appreciated as it makes a big difference.”
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