ChildLaw Services to raise awareness of child abuse and diaper need with poker run

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – ChildLaw Services is planning to host a poker run this weekend.

The poker run is meant to raise awareness of child abuse and diaper need for families. Organizations and individuals from all across Southern West Virginia will be riding around Mercer and McDowell Counties, as well as parts of Virginia.

Brandi Coronado, a specialist with ChildLaw, says diaper need is at an all time high right now.

“A lot of people don’t realize diaper need is a serious issue. It’s estimated that one-in-three families are affected by it throughout the country, and right now with the COVID it’s probably even higher than that. And then with our area, we already don’t have a lot of resources and we have a lot of families that are struggling,” Coronado said.

Registration for the ride will begin at 10:00 am at Cole Harley Davidson in Bluefield, WV. Kickstands will go up at 11:30 am and riders will go on an 80+ mile ride throughout the scenic mountainside of Mercer and McDowell counties, stopping at Children’s Home Society in Northfork, the McDowell county courthouse, Ya’sou Deli in Kimball, and the Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine. The ride will end at the East Main Street Grants Supermarket location in Princeton, where the organization will also be participating in the Bronze Look’s “Chalk the Walk” Event as one of their charities of choice.

ChildLaw is also always accepting diaper donations at their location or through the mail.