Beckley Day of Hope drive-thru event set to take place Saturday

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The annual Beckley Day of Hope is still on for this weekend but it will look a little different.

This year, it will be a drive-thru at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. Volunteers from multiple churches and organizations will be handing out groceries, a bagged lunch and free backpacks for kids to those who come through.

Organizer and Pastor John Jordan says this would not have been possible without community leaders understanding the importance and need of still having the event.

“They’ve given us guidance and counsel and how we can facilitate this event, so that we can help meet some of the core needs of the people in our community,” Jordan said. 

This will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. If you wish to volunteer you will need to show up at the convention center at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Beckley Police will be sending in people from the Grey Flats Rd. entrance off of the bypass and having the flow of traffic go out on Armory Drive.

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.