CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA) raised $93,203 during their Every Child Deserves a Loving Home Mother’s Day Campaign to help children across the state dealing with crisis in the family.
“Given all West Virginia and our nation has been through over the past two years, it’s amazing to see this incredible spirit of generosity and desire to help children in need of adoption and families in crisis,” said Traci Nelson, President of OMEGA. “We are very thankful that our convenience store members were able to raise this money to assist the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia in helping our most vulnerable populations.”
This multi-month campaign included the sale of brightly colored paper flowers at nearly 350 OMEGA-member convenience and grocery stores across West Virginia.
The group also held their Jan Vineyard Children’s Charity Golf Outing in May and raised $52,345 for Children’s Home Society as well.
Mary White, Chief Operating Officer of the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia, said, “Our mission is to protect children and strengthen families. OMEGA provides the funding and other resources to help make a difference in the lives of thousands of children every year. They are committed to West Virginia’s most vulnerable and they make a difference in our communities statewide.”
White said funds will be used for the organization’s efforts to find foster and adoptive homes for children, to assist the emergency child shelters and to support their resource centers.
More than $3 million has been raised by OMEGA since 2003 for this and other efforts to help West Virginia children.
For additional information, contact Traci Nelson at (304) 343-5500.
About the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia:
The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is a private, non-profit child welfare organization founded in 1896. Comprehensive child welfare, behavioral health, social casework, and advocacy services are provided to over 13,000 children and families each year from thirteen primary locations throughout the state. Some of their current programs are statewide adoption and foster care programs, family strengthening and support programs, 8 emergency child shelters, volunteer and mentoring programs, wraparound support programs, and resource centers.
About the West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association:
The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA) was organized to promote and improve the business interests of those engaged in the petroleum marketing, retail grocery and convenience store industries within the State of West Virginia. Most OMEGA members are home grown West Virginia businesses. The nearly 300 member companies employ over 2.5 percent of the State’s population – more than 50,000 residents. Employees of member companies blend the fuels, deliver the gasoline, stock the shelves and work the counters – all of which brings comfort and convenience to your life.