UNITED WAY 2021 HELPING HANDS ANNOUNCED
Ball Toyota Leadership Recognized for Pandemic Efforts
CHARLESTON WV – United Way of Central West Virginia announced the 2021 Helping Hand Award winners at their Annual Board meeting held July 19, 2021. Shawn Ball, Owner and Bud Dickson, General Manager of Ball Toyota were jointly recognized for their outstanding efforts to support the organization. The Ball Toyota team jumped into action when asked to unload ten tractor trailers of pallets of MRE shipments from FEMA. The dealership generously housed the shipments for many months and assisted in the loading and transport to shelters and food pantries statewide. The team also donated supplies and offered to lend a hand in delivery of clothing and basic necessities. Ball Toyota also hosted numerous vaccine clinics for Cabin Creek Health Systems and FamilyCare in their event center. United Way and other non-profit organizations continue to use this event space free of charge.
"Shawn and Bud epitomize what the Helping Hand Award was meant to be. Someone who gives of their time and talents to assist whenever called. They never hesitated and worked tirelessly to support us month after month. We couldn’t have done it without them," commented Margaret O'Neal, President.
The Helping Hand Award was created in 1989 by United Way of Central WV to recognize outstanding volunteer service. We thank all those who volunteered throughout 2020 and 2021. If you are interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities, contact Kerri Cooper, Community Impact Director at 304.340.3502.