THE UBB MINERS MEMORIAL RECEIVES DONATION FROM THE TOWN OF WHITESVILLE
Town Council donates $36,277 to the Memorial project.
The Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group announced on Wednesday, June 15th a donation to the UBB Miners Memorial from the Town of Whitesville. At a meeting last night, the town council approved the transfer of $36,277.40 to the UBBMMG. The gift was a combination of individual donations and money collected from fundraising events held by the former Whitesville Miners Memorial Park Committee during the last year.
This is not the town’s first contribution to the project. In February, the town council donated the land where the Memorial will be built. The Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group would like to recognize the town’s contributions to the project as well as the ground work laid by the former Whitesville Miners Memorial Park Committee. ”The Whitesville Town Council has remained committed to building the memorial honoring those men who lost their lives in the Upper Big Branch explosion. In addition to making available the piece of land on which the memorial plaza will be constructed, the members of the council have assisted us in every way possible and their donation of $36,277.40 is greatly appreciated,” said UBBMMG President Sheila Combs.
The Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group, INC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) established in February of 2011 to raise funds to construct a memorial plaza located in Whitesville, WV. The memorial will commemorate the events that occurred at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine, pay homage to all fallen coal miners and recognize the importance of the coal mining industry to the Mountain State. For more information please contact Sheila Combs or Mike Gwinn at email@example.com.
Keep checking the UBB Miners Memorial Page at Faces of the Mine for more information and updates about the memorial and fundraising effort.