FRIENDS OF COAL MINERS HOSTS FUND RAISER TO BENEFIT UBB MINERS MEMORIAL
WHITESVILLE- The Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group is partnering with The Friends of Coal Miners for a special fund raising event this week to benefit the UBB Miners Memorial project. The Friends of Coal Miners Bike Night at Quaker Steak and Lube in Southridge on Thursday, August 25th will mark the launch of the newly formed non-profit organization’s effort to create a support network and provide informational resources for coal miners and their families.
Friends of Coal Miners was formed by the law firm of Bucci, Bailey and Javins, L.C. to support and empower those that power us. It was started as a tribute to the men and women who work in the coal mines everyday to provide energy for the nation and it’s economy.
The Friends of Coal Miners will be raffling off a motorcycle helmet airbrushed with the Friends of Coal Miners logo and selling t-shirts and auto decals at the Bike Night event this Thursday. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the UBB Miners Memorial project. ” The Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group would like to thank the Friends of Coal Miners and Quaker Steak and Lube for hosting this event. We appreciate their commitment to coal miners and to the UBB Miners Memorial,” said Sheila Combs, President of the Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group. In addition to the proceeds from Bike Night, the law firm of Bucci, Bailey and Javins L.C. will match the donation to the memorial project dollar-for -dollar.
For more information on the Friends of Coal Miners visit their website at www.friendsofcoalminers.net.
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 UBB, pay homage to all fallen coal miners and recognize the importance of the coal mining industry to the Mountain State.
Keep checking the UBB Miners Memorial Page at Faces of the Mine for more updates on the memorial project and fundraising effort.