Local Car Dealership Makes A Big Difference

A Beckley car dealership eased the financial burden of some local charities this afternoon.
L&S Toyota in Beckley created a Facebook challenge where individuals could log on
and nominate their favorite local charity.

The local dealership donated $65,000 to over 70 charities within southern West Virginia.
Two of the charities said they were so appreciative of the donation and talked about how
the money would benefit them.

“We do K through 6th basketball and we are located at the Mt. Hope Community Center in Mt. Hope. We are representing eight-team schools in five counties this year. 450 kids this year. It’s a lot
of kiddos and a lot of games,” said Deborah Maynor of the Mt. Hope Basketball league.

Mount Hope Basketball does not turn away any child who wants to play and teaches lessons of respect
and discipline to the kids who come through their program.

“It’s really an indescribable feeling. It makes us feel amazing that we mean so much to the community
and that the community really appreciates the work that we do,” said Bailey McInturff of Operation Underdog.

If you want more information about how you can donate or volunteer with local charities then you can reach out to the United Way of Southern West Virginia at (304) 253-2111. The local United Way works
closely with all of these organizations and can help you decide which organizations need the most help.

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Jonathan Chance grew up in Birmingham, AL where he experienced many different types of weather. The storm that is remembered more than any other is the 2011 Super Outbreak. The tornadoes passed within 20 miles of his home and affected the lives of many people around him.