Beckley, WV (PRWEB) December 07, 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 press conference for Little General Stores and their pledge to donate $50,000 a year.
The press conference will be held at the Little General store on 2046 Harper Road in Beckley, West Virginia, and will begin at 11:00 AM. Featured speakers will be Remember The Miners Honorary Chairman and WVU Men's Basketball Coach Bob Huggins, Little General Stores President Greg Darby, and Remember The Miners President Jason Parsons.
Little General has been a supporter of Remember The Miners through several partnerships in the past. With the Magnet Awareness Program, Little General sold helmet-shaped magnets in their stores throughout Appalachia for coal supporters to put on their car or fridge to increase visibility. Little General also extended its generosity during the Little General Golf Outing, in addition to the 32nd Annual Bridge Day and Inaugural Bob Huggins Fish Fry. Remember The Miners also partnered with Little General and local musical talent to create the Awareness Concert Series, which was held at Little Generals throughout West Virginia.
"Little General is honored to be a partner to Remember The Miners in 2012. We believe strongly in what they are doing and Little General is proud to serve coal communities in West Virginia," stated Greg Darby, President of Little General Stores and Chairman of the Remember The Miners Advisory Board. "There isn't any question with partnerships like the West Virginia Coal Foundation, Little General, Coach Huggins, and others that Remember The Miners is on the move. The Little General family stands with our coal mining families always."
Remember The Miners raises awareness through publicity campaigns using social media, events, grassroots mobilization, and their flagship scholarship, the Scholars Program. In 2011, Remember The Miners donated $25,000 in scholarships to miners, dependents of miners, and students pursuing higher education in the mining industry. Remember The Miners also donated $40,000 to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at WVU’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The Fund is in honor of the late Norma Mae Huggins, mother of Remember The Miners Honorary Chairman and WVU Men's Basketball Coach Bob Huggins. This donation qualified for state matching funds, bringing the total donation to the center to $80,000.
"Little General demonstrates once again that they are committed to coal mining families living and working in the communities in which they serve. In 2012, we will continue to work with Little General to bring awareness to the hard work and commitment of the American coal miner. I'm so grateful and appreciative to our friend Greg Darby and the wonderful people of Little General. I'm proud to know them and work with them," said Jason Parsons, President of Remember The Miners.
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. The RTM Scholars Program, in conjunction with the West Virginia Coal Foundation, benefits dependents of miners by raising funds for the purpose of education within the mining industry. RTM also raises awareness about the sacrifices miners and their families make for our country. For more information, see http://www.remembertheminers.org.
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