The Mountain Loggers Group presented the check to WVU Medicine Children’s on Saturday, Nov. 7, following the annual Log-A-Load for Kids Auction.
“It’s inspiring to see an industry come together for a good cause. In a year that has been trying for not only the logging community but the country as a whole, individuals and companies continue to give their time, product, and support to the Log-A-Load for Kids Auction,” Danny Sines, president of the Mountain Loggers Group, said. “We enjoy our relationship with WVU Medicine Children’s and hope to continue it for many years to come.”
At the auction, loads of logs and other donated items were sold under the names of the contributors. Proceeds from the auction are donated to WVU Medicine Children’s on behalf of the participating forestry and wood-products companies.
To date, the Mountain Loggers Group has donated more than $1.9 million to WVU Medicine Children’s.
“The members of the Mountain Loggers Group have been dedicated supporters of WVU Medicine Children’s for years,” Cheryl Jones, R.N., vice president of WVU Medicine Children’s Nursing and associate chief nursing officer for Children’s, who accepted the check, said. “We are grateful for their continued generosity and support of WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital, which will provide care to children and women from across the state and region.”
The nine-story, 150-bed WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital is scheduled to be completed in 2021. In addition to the named cafeteria, the hospital will include:
- A Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
- A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- A Pediatric Acute Care Unit
- Private inpatient rooms with a window view
- A dedicated emergency department
- Operating rooms, cardiac catheterization, interventional radiology, and endoscopy facilities
- A medical office building, including pediatric heart and vascular institute, blood disorder and cancer center, and maternal-fetal medicine clinics
- A pharmacy, pediatric imaging services, a cafeteria, and a gift shop
- A family resource center
The gift was made through the WVU Foundation, the non-profit organization that receives and administers private donations on behalf of the University.
Individuals and businesses interested in joining the Mountain Loggers Group, Inc., in supporting the expansion of WVU Medicine Children’s should call 304-598-4346. Additional information on the “Grow Children’s” Capital Campaign can also be found at WVUMedicine.org/GrowChildrens.
For more information on WVU Medicine Children’s, visit Childrens.WVUMedicine.org.