‘Park and Pray’ event will be held to support WVU Medicine employees, first responders

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Community members are invited to pray for front-line workers (WVU Medicine employees and first responders) while following social distancing guidelines at an interfaith, non-denominational prayer gathering to be held at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, in the parking lots located directly in front of WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Park and Pray will be streamed live via WVU Medicine’s Facebook page, led by WVU Medicine Chaplain Allison Anderson. This will allow participants to remain in their cars for the gathering’s duration, while making the event accessible to those at home or inside the hospital.

To help WVU Medicine maintain a safe event, all those attending Park and Pray are asked to follow these rules:

  • Participants should plan to arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to secure their parking spots, with the ceremony beginning promptly at 6:45 p.m.
  • Participants are encouraged to turn on their car’s emergency flashers upon approaching the parking lot entrance points so officers from WVU Medicine’s Department of Security know they are there to attend.
  • Please park facing the hospital when possible (back into spaces at the lot’s edge).
  • Attendees MUST remain inside their cars.

Attention reporters and editors: If you plan to cover the Park and Pray event, please confirm your attendance in advance by contacting Heather Bonecutter, WVU Medicine communications specialist, at 304-285-7256 or heather.bonecutter@wvumedicine.org