Little General Stores are the perfect partner for Remember The Miners; their West Virginia pride and desire to give back to the community are an excellent fit with Remember The Miners’ commitment to the people of the mining industry.
(PRWEB) June 20, 2011
Remember The Miners, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring coal miners and their legacy through public awareness campaigns and charitable contributions, is excited to announce a new fundraising campaign with Little General Stores.
To kick off this fundraising effort, Greg Darby of Little General will donate $5000 to Remember The Miners at the 22nd Annual Little General Golf Outing June 23rd. Little General will also be the point of sale for Remember The Miners’ Awareness Magnets, which are shaped like the helmet of a West Virginia coal miner. The sale of these Awareness Magnets benefits Remember The Miners’ flagship scholarship fund, the Remember The Miners Scholars Program. Each helmet retails for $5 and can be used to display support for the hardworking people of the mining industry. Little General will be donating directly to the scholarship through the sale of these magnets.
“We’re asking people to purchase these Awareness Magnets and to put them on their car to display support for our miners and the Scholars Program,” stated Jason Parsons of Remember The Miners. “Little General Stores are the perfect partner for Remember The Miners; their West Virginia pride and desire to give back to the community are an excellent fit with Remember The Miners’ commitment to the people of the mining industry.”
Remember The Miners and the West Virginia Coal Foundation created the Remember the Miners Scholars Program to support families of the West Virginia mining community. Applications to the Scholars Program open June 20th, and can be found here.
Applicants must be past or present miners, a dependent of a miner, or those pursuing higher education in the mining industry. Recipients of the scholarship will receive between $1500-$5000 twice yearly, covering both Spring and Fall semesters. Applications must include a 250-word essay about the importance of mining and its future in America.
Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by August 5th if mailed. All relevant materials should be submitted to Remember The Miners, Suncrest Corporate Center, PO Box 330, Morgantown, WV 26505.
“I'm proud to support the efforts of Remember the Miners. The Scholars Program will support West Virginia's coal mining families and Little General proudly stands with those families- today and everyday,” stated Greg Darby of Little General Stores. “This $5,000 gift will kick off Little General's commitment to support Remember The Miners and the West Virginia Coal Foundation in their efforts.”
Little General Stores are a West Virginia cultural relic, with over 85 locations and a reputation for being charitable. Little General Stores have donated and raised a million dollars in charitable giving in recent years, benefiting a variety of national and home state organizations like Remember The Miners.
Coach Bob Huggins, Honorary Chair of Remember The Miners and who will also be present at the 22nd Annual Little General Golf Outing, added, “The work of Remember the Miners, the West Virginia Coal Foundation and my friend Greg Darby and Little General is to be commended. I'm proud to be a supporter of Remember the Miners, especially the Scholars Program. West Virginia's coal miners are the best people in the world and just as they support West Virginia's team - the Mountaineers - I will always stand with them.”
For a listing of Little General Stores to purchase a Remember The Miners Awareness Magnet to support the scholars program, click here.
About Little General Stores
Beckley, W.Va.-based Little General Store, owned by Cory Beasley and Greg Darby, operates 85 convenience stores and 15 free standing restaurants. The company is a franchisee for 28 Subways, 15 Godfather's Pizza's, 11 Sam's Hot Dog Stands, seven Burger King's, six Arby's, four Taco Bell's, three Krispy Krunchy Chicken Stands, two Steak Escape's and the 79er Restaurant in Burnsville, West Virginia.
About Remember The Miners
Remember the Miners is a public awareness campaign dedicated to honoring the legacy of all miners and the mining industry, bringing the human element to the forefront of the energy debate, and remembering the miners who have fallen. Remember The Miners also raises awareness about the sacrifices that miners and their families make for our country. http://www.remembertheminers.org.