United Way Volunteers Pitch in to Help Arthurdale Heritage

Front Row (left to right): Helen Nikirk, United Way coordinator Martha White. Back Row (left to right): Nick Taylor, Chris Hudson II, Brandon Hudson, Chris Hudson Not Pictured: Lora Quince

Volunteers from the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties rolled up their sleeves to help Arthurdale Heritage (AHI). It was all part of the United Way’s Day of Caring. Six United Way volunteers from WesBanco’s Kingwood branch and Allegheny Energy’s Albright Power Station teamed up with AHI volunteers to clean and organize storage facilities at its Center Hall Complex.

“Our storage areas in the historic service station garage bays had not been thoroughly organized or cleaned for several years. It’s a project that wasn’t vital to our day-to-day operations, but still sorely needed. With the help of the United Way, we were able to complete a project in two hours that would have probably taken us two days,” said Jeanne Goodman, AHI Executive Director.

Goodman said the workers uncovered things like old, bedding and fixtures, office equipment, outdated foodservice products, and other items. AHI volunteers Randy Weaver and Roger Day helped guide the United Way workers to ensure only valueless items were disposed of. AHI volunteer Jeff Zinn provided a trailer and hauled away the trash.

“We would like to thank the United Way and the volunteers for coming out and working on such a hot, humid day. I also appreciate their employers, WesBanco and Allegheny Energy for allowing people time off to volunteer for United Way’s Day of Caring. We appreciate their time and commitment to Arthurdale Heritage,” Goodman said.

Front: Helen Nikirk. Back (left to right): Nick Taylor, Chris Hudson II, Brandon Hudson, Chris Hudson