1. Heart of the Highlands Trail System is working to connect, improve and promote trail systems on public lands in Tucker County to enhance the area’s recreation and economic potential. Funds raised will support ongoing trail maintenance. Contact Julie Dzaack at 304-866-4757.
2. The New Historic Thomas team is raising awareness and support for their community group that is dedicated to revitalizing the City of Thomas by preserving its unique history, cultural heritage, and resources to the benefit of residents, visitors and the business community. Contact Emily Wilson-Hauger at 717-503-6332.
3. The Randolph-Tucker CAC team is raising support for the Children’s Advocacy Center dedicated to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child sexual and serious physical abuse. The Randolph Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center is the place where healing begins. Contact Lydia Johnson 304.630.2214.
4. Team Hannah supports the Hannah Friend Memorial Fund of the Community Bible Church. The memorial fund was created in 2005 to support the church youth. Today it sponsors community children through camp scholarships, youth trips and weekly youth meetings at the church. Contact the Friend Family 304-259-2225.
5. The Alpine Heritage Preservation, Inc. team is raising organizational support to fulfill its mission to restore Cottrill’s Opera House into a 425 seat state-of-the-art theater and performance hall for the Tucker County community and visitors. ArtSpring, an affiliate of AHP, promotes and cultivates the arts in public life and presents a Memorial Day weekend festival of the arts in the highlands of Tucker County, WV. Contact Audrey Stefenson 304-698-2869.
6. Mountaintop Readers proceeds will go towards Mountaintop Public Library operations, (25%) and the Mountaintop Public Library New Building Match Fund, (75%). We envision a new building that is an attractive destination for individuals, families, and groups. It will inspire a sense of curiosity, wonder and delight about the world and motivate patrons to engage in active, self-directed discovery of our resources, our community and the area in which we live. It will foster imagination and creativity and feature a design that will entice both patrons and visitors to return for fresh, new experiences. Contact Ivonne Martinez 304-463-4582.
7. Tucker County EMS team members are trying to raise money to maintain full emergency medical service in this very geographically challenging area. We want two EMS crews 24/7 to achieve a response time of less than 20 minutes per call. Contact Kathy Kahler 304-704-5410.
8. Ridge Runners are raising support for the Falling Green Fund for youth. Proceeds will support the Tucker Boulder Park, a project that will entice youth to engage in a unique, challenging outdoor recreational activity. Outdoor recreation fosters a healthier lifestyle with physical, mental and social benefits. Contact Erica Kraemer 540-771-4017.
9. Preston County Humane Society is an all volunteer nonprofit organization promoting responsible, humane animal care. Run For It proceeds support our spay and neuter program offering financial assistance and saving lives by reducing the number of homeless pets. Contact Dana Rexroad 304-379-9821.
10. Challenged Athletes of WV‘s mission is “to provide outdoor sports and recreation opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.” CAWV operates the adaptive ski school at Snowshoe and supports adaptive skiing through Challenged Athletes of WV at Timberline. Challenged Athletes also provides sports opportunities for wounded veterans and their families through their Warfighter Sports Summer and Winter Family Camps. Contact David Begg 304-572-6708.
11. Fresh Canvas is making another run for it. Proceeds support the Garrett Dutch Easton Fund for creative art projects in Tucker County schools. Contact Glenda Easton 703-969-6456.
12. Team Tucker Boulder Park is raising support and awareness to develop a public climbing park in Davis. The project includes 3 boulders for a variety of skill and fitness levels and construction of a new section of bike trail that will connect with the proposed rail trail. Contact Adam Chase 304-642-5040.
13. Five Rivers Library team members are raising support to fund programs and services to benefit citizens and patrons of the library. The library is located in Parsons. Contact Dorothy Carr 304-478-2743.
14. Cortland Challengers are raising support to benefit the residents of the Cortland Community. Cortland Acres helps people age in healthy, affordable, and meaningful ways. Our campus includes a 94 bed skilled nursing facility, a rehabilitation center with in-patient and out-patient physical, occupational and speech therapy services, a 24 unit HUD certified housing development, independent living units and a Physicians’ office. Contact Lois Nelson 304-463-4181 ext 253.
15. Canaan Valley Ski Patrol is raising support for their nonprofit group. Members are all first responders for any emergency both on and off the Canaan Resort Properties. Members go through a year long certification process and yearly refreshers as well as constant training throughout the ski season. Contact Ray LaMora 304-642-4945.
16. Belington Public Library Bookaneers are fundraising for their WV Grant in Aid match. Run For It support will benefit collection development, technology updates and building maintenance. Contact Tammy Smith 304-823-1026.
17. Kasson Eagles to benefit Kasson PTO. The PTO supports the needs of 200+ elementary and middle school students (Barbour County) paying for school programs, classroom needs, teacher needs and supplements field trips when requested. Contact Tracy Knotts 304-457-1104.
18. Mountain State Girls on the Run are raising support and awareness for Girls on the Run, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. GOTR programs are for 3-6 grades and 8th grade. Contact Jody Logar 304-276-1819.
19. Freedom Riders are new to the line up. Representing Belington American Legion Post 96 and Auxiliary Unit, the Freedom Riders are raising support to strengthen and enhance the good work they do for a variety of programs (Boys State, Girls State, Scouts, patriotic education in class rooms, youth sports programs, Memorial Day services and flags at cemetery’s, Veterans Day parade, Wreaths Across America, Care packages to deployed troops, chaplain services, gold star Mothers of WV, nursing home visits and much more. Team captains Alesia Swartz 304-614-5019 and Richard Marsh 304-457-1991.
20. Cruisin Critters are raising support for a spay/neuter voucher program for companion animals of Tucker County residents. Contact Karen Linton 304-288-7110.
21. Philippi Public Library Bookworms are raising funds, support and awareness for the library to meet the match requirement for the WV Grant-In-Aid program, to help with operational expenses, to update library services and programs, and to help offset costs associated with maintaining an aging facility. The library strives to provide quality materials, programs and services which fulfill the educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs of the community and fosters lifelong learning. The library offers programs, including, but not limited to, computer, financial, and adult literacy classes, resume writing and job search classes as well as cultural programs for adults, Teen Read Week literacy program, Early Literacy programs for children and much more. Contact Judy Buckner Larry at 304-457-3495.
22. After School Explorers are raising support for after school programs in Preston County that increase literacy and expand the mind. After School Explorers offers homework help, nutrition, enrichment, project based learning along with character development. Contact Susie Huggins 304-288-5344.
23. Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative is an organization that provides learning for ages 3-12. MLLC’s goal is to provide a stimulating, nurturing environment where students can gain the knowledge, practice the skills and develop the intellectual tools that are important and necessary for success in today’s world. The MLLC follows the philosophies of Dr. Montessori. In addition, we provide after school programming and summer opportunities for the community. Contact Shannon McCann 304-678-9775.
24. Team Pioneer is raising money to enhance the services offered by the Pioneer Memorial Public Library and help the library promote literacy and a love of life-long learning. Located in Harman, WV next to the Harman School, the library serves as a school library in addition to serving the residents of Harman and the surrounding communities. Contact Judy Bucher 304-227-4788.
25. Mad Hot Maracas are raising funds for the TCHS Spanish / Foreign Language Department. Contact Senora Sheryl Kines 304-259-4821.
26. Rowdy Readers are raising support for the Russell Memorial Public Library in Mill Creek, WV where they strive to be the center of the community. The library provides best sellers and patron access compouters as well as many other free services. Thanks to TCF we were able to purchase 6 new computers last year! Contact Sharon Mallow 304-335-6277.
27. Garrett Mentors, Inc. provide children in need within the Garrett County public school system with a caring, committed adult mentor to meet with them during lunch time and provide a positive role model. Contact Laura Fike 301-219-2212.
28. Oakdale Church of the Brethren is raising support to take a bus to Sight & Sound theater to see Moses. Contact Dorothy Fridley 304-788-1143.
29. Eastern Mountains Young Life is raising money to help send Tucker County teens to Young Life camp and Fall Weekend. Contact Chopper Evans 304-642-1234.
30. Harman Strong-Panther Power is raising funds for Harman School. the School had a ceiling collapse in one classroom and upon further inspection the majority of the school has been deemed unsafe. Funds will support needed repairs. Contact Danette Mullenax 304-642-3689.
31. Preston County Fund Raisers are on a mission to raise funds for the Preston Community Fund, an unrestricted fund that supports grants and scholarships in Preston County. Contact David Moran 304-735-6413.
32. Team WVHighlands Artisans Group is raising support for the improvement of art awareness and education for all age groups in Tucker County. Contact Titi Ferguson 304-678-5095.
33. The Davis Riverfront Ramblers team is raising support to help with general maintenance and development of the Town of Davis public park. Contact David Faunce 304-704-8145.
34. Mountain Hospice is raising operational support. We provide support to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. We are a non-profit organization that provides care regardless of ability to pay. Services include nursing, social services, help with personal care, spiritual support, bereavement counseling, medical supplies and medications related to the primary illness and for symptom management. Mountain Hospice serves 7 counties in WV. Contact Lesha Edinger 304-823-3922 x 105.
35. Randolph County Cub Scout Pack 88 (Elkins, WV) is raising operational support. Cub Scouts plays a significant part in a young boy’s development. The lessons, skills and knowledge earned while a scout will further set him up for success in his adolescent and adult life. Contact Mandy Sullivan 304-642-6000.
36. DTEMS-PTO team members are running and walking to raise support for a new reading program for Davis Thomas Elementary Middle School. Contact Tina Bonner 304-940-6096.
37. Billie G. Armstrong Fund team members are raising support for Central WV Centers for Pregnancy Care to benefit pregnant women throughout the pregnancy and first year of baby’s life. Contact Phoebe Mollard 304-940-0746.
38. Deerfield 74 is raising support for the Donaldson-Corey Fund for Canaan Valley EMS. Ron & I own Deerfield 74, our fun weekend home! Our family and friends love escaping from the DC area to the beautiful mountains of Canaan Valley area. We never know when we may need EMS services. Contact Anne Cecilia Smith 571-217-0840.
39. Team Crossroads (Garrett County) is raising support for Operation Christmas Child (Christmas gifts for children in need) and Shoes for Orphan Souls (shoes for children in need). The new shoe boxes are used for Christmas gift boxes. Race proceeds will help purchase items such as soap, toothbrushes, washcloths, cups, and toys. Contact Patty or Sophia Marsh 301-533-6929.
40. DTEMS Eighth Graders are raising support for an educational field trip. Contact Allison Rapp or Lisa Anderson 304-704-1011.
41. West Virginia Mountain Ministries is raising support for an outreach program of the Canaan Valley Baptist Church that includes slope-side worship services at Timberline and Canaan Valley Ski Resorts. Proceeds will be used for ministry materials and travel. Contact Brad Spencer 304-866-7472.
42. Knights of Columbus Council 603 is raising support to benefit five key areas of service – faith, community, family, youth and fellowship to help overcome adversity in the world. Each year the Knights provide financial support and countless hours of service to those in need both in our local community and worldwide. Contact Mark Paul Joseph 304-636-6859.
43. Team Tyler is raising support for the Patient’s Assistance Fund of the Cancer Center in Elkins. The fund helps offset expenses associated with chemotherapy such as travel, medicine and cosmetic appliances. Contact Donna Haddix 304-591-5706.
44. PocaCo Seniors are raising operational support for the Pocahontas County Senior Citizens, Inc. (PCSC). The PCSC works to provide community focal points to promote life, health, honor, and dignity for the aging and disabled in Pocahontas County and thereby combat the critical issues of senior hunger and social isolation. Government budget cuts have hit hard, but senior needs remain. Our three centers and established programs need continued support for education, transportation, nutrition (congregate meals and Meals on Wheels deliveries), social activities, information and referral, home care services, SHIP counseling, and respite to caregivers. Contact Beverly Anderton 304-456-5370.
45. Team Millennium is raising support for the Jillian Roberts and Matilde Villalobos Millennium Scholarship Fund; established by the TCHS class of 2000 with donations from the Class of 1999 and the general public. The team is raising awareness of the fund to honor the memory of classmates and dear friends Jillian Roberts and Matilde Villalobos. Proceeds will help increase the amount of the scholarships awarded from the fund. Contact Liz Beall Gregory 304-695-2326.
46. Tucker Runners are raising support for the Tucker County High School girls and boys cross country teams. Proceeds will help cover entry fees, lodging and equipment. Contact Michele Mullenax 304-478-6261.
47. OES Walter All Stars are raising support for charitable causes. All starts is a non-profit fraternal organization that supports our community to help people having hard times. We also support Alzheimer’s awareness, the heart foundation and our furry friends in the shelter. Contact Cindy Harman 304-866-4911.
48. Friends of the Cheat (FOC) is a grassroots watershed group working to “restore, preserve and promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River Watershed.” FOC cleans up acid mine drainage pollution, monitors stream health, develops regional rail-trails and public river accesses, and educates and advocates for a healthy environment. Contact Amanda Pitzer 304-329-3621.
49. Garrett Trails is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to the development of a well-used network of outstanding quality trails that provide access to Garrett County’s historic, municipal, and environmental treasures which link to trails outside the county. Garrett Trails believes outstanding quality trails are important to the economic development of the county, will attract visitors, and will promote fitness and outdoor enjoyment for county residents. Contact Steven Green 301-501-4199.
50. Remember the Miners is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to telling the story of America’s real source of energy: the Coal Miner. Contact Erik Muendel 703-615-2995.
|Team Name||Support For|
|Senior Citizens||PocaCo Seniors||Pocahontas County Senior Citizens, Inc.|
|Animal Welfare||Preston County Humane Society||Spay and Neuter program of PCHS|
|Cruisin Critters||Spay /neuter program for animals of Tucker County residents|
|Arts||Alpine Heritage Preservation, Inc.||Organizational support for Cottrill’s Opera House and ArtSpring|
|Fresh Canvas||Garrett Easton Fund for creative art projects in Tucker County schools|
|WVHighlands Artisans Group||Art Education and awareness Tucker County|
|Libraries & Literacy Programs||Team Pioneer||Pioneer Memorial Public Library, Harman, WV|
|Rowdy Readers||Russell Memorial Public Library, Mill Creek, WV|
|Mountaintop Readers||Mountaintop Public Library operations and new building fund, Thomas, WV.|
|Five Rivers Library||Five Rivers Public Library, Parsons, WV.|
|Belington Public Library Bookaneers||Belington Public Library , Belington, WV.|
|Philippi Public Library Bookworms||Philippi Public Library, Philippi, WV.|
|Educational Activities/Sports||Team Millennium||Jillian Roberts and Matilde Villalobos Millennium Scholarship Fund|
|DTEMS Eighth Graders||Educational field trip|
|Mad Hot Maracas||Tucker County High School Spanish / Foreign Language Department|
|Kasson Eagles||Kasson Elementary and Middle School PTO (Barbour County)|
|After School Explorers||After school programs in Preston County|
|Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative||Tucker County learning center for ages 3-12.|
|Harman Strong- Panther Power||Emergency repairs for Harman School.|
|DTEMS-PTO||New reading program for Davis-Thomas Elementary Middle School|
|Tucker Runners||Tucker County High School girls and boys x-country teams|
|Parks / Outdoor Recreation||Heart of the Highlands Trail System||Trail maintenance and promotion of trail systems on public lands in Tucker County|
|Tucker Boulder Park||Development of a public climbing park and new section of bike trail in Davis|
|Challenged Athletes of WV||Outdoor recreation opportunities for children and adults with disabilities|
|Davis Riverfront Ramblers||Maintenance and development of Davis Riverfront Park|
|Garrett Trails||Garrett County, Md trail development|
|Youth||Garrett Mentors, Inc.||Mentoring program for Garrett Co. public schools|
|Randolph-Tucker CAC||Randolph-Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center|
|Team Hannah||Hannah Friend Memorial Fund of the Community Bible Church|
|Ridge Runners||Falling Green Fund for youth/ Tucker Boulder Park project|
|Mountain State Girls on the Run||GOTR program support for Randolph, Tucker, Barbour, Upshur, & Pocahontas Counties|
|Eastern Mountains Young Life||Young Life Camp and Fall Weekend scholarships for Tucker County teens|
|Cub Scout Pack 88||Cub Scout Pack 88, Elkins, WV|
|Health / Wellness||Team Tyler||Cancer Center of Elkins Patient Assistance Fund|
|Cortland Challengers||To benefit the residents of the Cortland community.|
|Mountain Hospice||Operational support|
|Billie Armstrong Fund||Central WV Centers for Pregnancy Care|
|Emergency Services||Tucker County EMS||Increase EMS coverage to 2 crews 24/7 and reduce response time|
|Canaan Valley Ski Patrol||First responders for ski accidents and incidents and any emergency on and off CV Resort properties|
|Deerfield 74||Donaldson Corey Fund for Canaan Valley Emergency Medical Services|
|Historic Preservation||New Historic Thomas||Revitalization of the City of Thomas|
|General Charitable Purposes||OES Walter All Stars||Charitable community support, Alzheimers awareness, Heart Foundation, Animal Shelter|
|Knights of Columbus Council 603||Charitable community support and service|
|West Virginia Mountain Ministries||Materials and travel for an outreach ministry of Canaan Valley Baptist Church|
|Freedom Marchers||Program support for Belington American Legion Post 96 & Auxiliary Unit|
|Oakdale Church of the Brethren||Sight & Sound Theater bus trip to see Moses|
|Preston County Fund Raisers||Preston Community Fund for unrestricted grants and scholarships|
|Crossroads||Operation Christmas Child & Shoes for Orphan Souls|
|Environmental||Friends of the Cheat||Preservation, restoration and promotion of the Cheat River Watershed|
|Other||Remember the Miners||Organizational non-profit support|