Giving Tuesday and Country Roads Statewide Food Drive see great success

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Giving Tuesday is a nation-wide campaign to donate what you can.

The United Way of Southern West Virginia is hosting the Country Roads State-Wide Food Drive for Giving Tuesday. Executive Director Megan Legursky says they’ve seen a lot of support from the community.

“We’ve had monetary donations, we’ve had a ton of food donations here on our front porch at our office on Croft Street here in Beckley,” Legursky said.

One community member that gave a large donation is Kroger, who donated $10,000 to the United Way for Giving Tuesday. 

“It’s just awesome to see that support in our community and know we’re all trying to be those hand raisers and game changers for the people that really need our help.”

All of that money and all the food donations are going to go directly to the communities that need them. Which according to Legursky, is especially important now given the situation of the world.

“Given our non-traditional way this year has gone for everyone’s health and safety we just want to make sure we remain that resource for everyone and are able to help as much as we can.”

Legursky also says any donation counts, no matter how small. She encourages anyone who is capable to donate what they can.

“Any donations really counts. Today is May 5th. I’m saying take five to give five. Whatever that five can be, $5, $50, $555, whatever.”

And even if you can’t donate on Giving Tuesday, the United Way accepts donations year-round and constantly is holding fundraisers.