Donations to benefit four Wheeling area organizations.
Wheeling, WV (November 19, 2018) – Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is helping feed local families this holiday season with a charitable donation of more than 400 frozen turkeys to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, Wheeling Health Right, the Wheeling Soup Kitchen and Catholic Charities of West Virginia.
All organizations will provide hot meals for local families and seniors in and around Ohio County this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. The United Way, Catholic Charities,the Wheeling Soup Kitchen and Wheeling Health Right are all previous year's recipients of Wheeling Island's holiday food donations.
Each year, Wheeling Island purchases frozen turkeys as a gift for each of their associates. To help others in need, some Wheeling Island associates chose to donate their turkey. Additionally, Wheeling Island purchases frozen turkeys for the sole purpose of donating the food to local charities during the holidays. This year, Wheeling Island has also donated a turkey to each Wheeling Fire Department Station to thank those that will be working on the holiday.
Carrie Scanlon, Senior Director of Marketing, will be on-hand for the turkey pick-up on Monday, November 19 and is proud to be a part of a team that shows value in giving back to the community “We are very fortunate that our company and our associates are committed to giving back to the local community we live in.” Scanlon said, “Providing this donation of food to a wonderful organization that will help provide hundreds of hot, fresh meals to those in need this holiday season."