The Times West Virginian

December 1, 2012

Public continues to show generosity

Red Cross: ‘Every day our neighbors need our help’ with ‘so many disasters’

By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Although the holidays bring with them high spirits and a sense of joy, for individuals and families in need, they can also be very difficult times.

That’s why this time of year is a common one when it comes to making donations to charities. And, according to a recent poll by the American Red Cross, contributions among individuals to political campaigns as well as Hurricane Sandy relief are not stopping the public from continuing to exhibit their generosity as we reach the end of the year.

While people nationwide participated in the poll, Becky Howard, the regional chief development officer for the American Red Cross, said that West Virginians in particular tend to reach out to one another in desperate times.

“West Virginia is a very giving region and I think that with the two storms that have affected West Virginia, the derecho and the impact of what Sandy did with the winter snow storm, I think West Virginians are resilient and they want to ensure that they take of their region.” 

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