Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. donates $1,000 to Wyoming Co. Toy Fund

Local - 12/12/2013 6:15 PM by Rebecca Turco

PINEVILLE - The Wyoming County Toy Fund received $1,000 Thursday to help buy toys for needy children across the county this Christmas.

Officials for Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation presented the money, which was donated by workers at the Pineville branch, the corporation and one of their contractors.

Toy Fund organizers said they are grateful for the money, which will go toward purchasing presents for around 2,200 deserving children. Jeanne Goan, who is on the board of directors for the Toy Fund, said the annual Christmas party is a community effort. β€œThe whole community [is] coming together to see that kids [can celebrate] Christmas,” she said.

Brittany Thomas, coordinator of external affairs at Cabot, said the corporation is happy to help these kids celebrate Christmas. β€œIt's great to know that we're helping those in need - those less fortunate, those who need a little boost,” she said.

Folks can donate new or used toys at any Wyoming County fire department and at the DHHR in Pineville. Banks across the county are also collecting checks for the toy fund.

The Toy Distribution Party is Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at Wyoming East High School. Anyone interested in volunteering can show up that morning. For more information, visit the Wyoming County Toy Fund Facebook page


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