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Turkey Trot donations given to Heart & Hand House, church

Submitted photos Denise Holbert, right, Belington Wellness Center Manager presents a donation check to Julie Feather, left, Belington Presbyterian Church representative. Belington Presbyterian Church received $1,800 in funds from the 10th annual Turkey Trot.

BELINGTON — The Heart and Hand House and the Belington Presbyterian Church received $3,600 in donations from Barbour Community Health Association’s, Belington Wellness Center’s 10th annual Turkey Trot event. The Turkey Trot raised $1,800 and BCHA matched the donations. Community sponsors and volunteers join together each year to organize the annual event to help raise funds for the two organization’s community efforts.

Donations from the event will be used to help the two local organizations feed roughly 400 families this Thanksgiving Day. The Belington Presbyterian Church has been hosting Thanksgiving Day dinners since 1995, with the help of 20-25 volunteers who deliver and dish out the food.

Proceeds will also go toward the Heart and Hand House’s food pantry program that is offered to those in need within the community.

Eighty-four participants ran or walked during this event that was scheduled on Nov. 6.

Next year’s Turkey Trot is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2022.

Belington and Myers Clinics are federally qualified health centers that provide medical and behavioral health care and wellness programs to patients with insurance, Medicare and/or Medicaid and for those without health insurance through the clinic’s Health Access program.

The organization also operates Belington Wellness Center, Brandon Wellness Center, Philippi Wellness Center and AB Wellness Center. Belington Wellness Center is located adjacent to Belington Medical Clinic and offers a wide variety of exercise equipment, exercise programs and a swimming pool.

Brandon Wellness Center is a school-based health center that offers a variety of nursing, preventive and acute care medical and behavioral health services to the students and staff at Philip Barbour High School. Brandon School-based Health Services are offered to all Barbour County School students and families.

AB Wellness Center offers acute and chronic medical services to all currently enrolled Alderson Broaddus University students and staff. The Philippi Wellness Center is located in the back of Barbour Chiropractic Center at 206 N. Main Street and has services designed to improve physical condition and health through exercise equipment and periodic workshops and seminars.

For more information, visit Barbour Community Health Association’s website at barbourhealth.org.

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