LOGAN – Representatives from Enterprise Rent-A-Car visited the Logan offices of Logan Mingo Area Mental Health (LMAMH) on Friday June 12 and made a special presentation to Donna Cooke, LMAMH executive director, and staff members.
Scott Six and John Drennen, representatives of Enterprise, presented a donation for $1,000 to LMAMH to assist with their growing Buddy Pack Program.
“It really is an honor for us to help this very worthy effort that is directly touching the lives of local children,” said Six, Enterprise business rental sales executive.
The LMAMH Buddy Pack Program works in conjunction with the organization’s Intellectually Developmentally Disabled (ID/D) and the A.C.E.S. Customized Employment Program and provides weekend meals for select school-age children, distributed at various school locations in Logan and Mingo Counties. The goal is to provide nutritious meals to students who are considered at-risk of going hungry during the weekend.
“Each Buddy Pack is compiled weekly by our ID/D volunteers, and it’s so rewarding for us to know how they’ve embraced this special effort. Each pack contains two nutritious meals (per day) to help sustain a child through the weekend—for Saturday and Sunday—with assorted juices, canned vegetables, fruits, and snacks for each day,” Ms. Cooke said.
“It’s through the kindnesses and generosity of wonderful sponsors like Enterprise that this program continues to grow and make a regional effect.”
The Buddy Pack Program was first launched in Logan County and soon expanded its scope by offering meals to children in Mingo County, as well.
“Our goal is to increase the program’s reach since the demand continues to grow ,” Ms. Cooke said. “This program is a win-win opportunity as it adds a sense of accomplishment and added purpose for our ID/D volunteers, while fighting hunger right here in our region.”
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is located in Logan County at US 119 Corridor G, Trace Fork Rd., Chapmanville, WV 25508, or call 304-855-2400. Individuals, organizations, or businesses that wish to make donations to the Buddy Pack Campaign may do so by contacting Tammy Bowling or Sandra Vance at LMAMH, P.O. Box 176, Logan, WV 25601; or call 304-792-7130 for additional information. All donations are tax deductible.