FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WV News)– Members of the Manchin Injury Law Group contributed approximately $1,500 worth of supplies to the Marion County Soup Opera Wednesday morning.The materials
, ranging from nonperishable foods to diapers and more, were bought by owner Tim Manchin after his partners and employees raised the funds through donations. After dropping off the items Wednesday, Manchin said he mored than happy to assist such a crucial local not-for-profit.
“We saw where they were trying to find some assistance, and there’s been a higher need these last couple of years than ever previously,” Manchin stated. “We have actually supported them for a very long time, however this year, we thought that we ‘d do something additional unique. That’s when we decided to go get a truckload of food to bring it to them for them to offer to individuals who are in requirement. …
“We likewise hope that, by doing this, other people will see what we’re doing and they’ll do the same thing and think about helping these folks out who assist many others. Sometimes, you do not know the people who are either really bad or truly hungry, and this is the bridge to that. They do an amazing job down here, and have actually been for several years. It’s a fantastic organization, and we’re tickled to have them here in Fairmont assisting individuals.”
Marion County Soup Opera Executive Director Misty Tennant told WV News the contributions from the law group are a substantial boon to the nonprofit, and she noted the items will go a long way as the Soup Opera continues to help the less lucky members of the community.
“It’s really essential, due to the fact that this time of year, we run low due to the need being more,” Tennant stated. “Everyone has needs this time of year. Our pantries are running low this time of year, and it’s excellent that we get (products).”
Tennant also thanked everyone else in the community for their ongoing support, donations and volunteerism, including that the Soup Opera would not be able to sustain itself without the generosity of local homeowners.
Fairmont News Editor John Mark Electric razor can be reached at 304-844-8485 or [email protected].