Fayette County Scout facility to donate firewood

Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero Gary Hartley, community and governmentrelations director for the Boy Scouts of America Summit Bechtel Reserve, and MargaretO’Neal, executive director of theUnited Way of Southern West Virginia, sit a on pile of fire wood the Summit is donating to the United Way to be distributed to families in need.
Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero Gary Hartley, community and governmentrelations director for the Boy Scouts of America Summit Bechtel Reserve, and MargaretO’Neal, executive director of theUnited Way of Southern West Virginia, sit a on pile of fire wood the Summit is donating to the United Way to be distributed to families in need.
Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero
Gary Hartley, community and governmentrelations director for the Boy Scouts of America Summit Bechtel Reserve, and MargaretO’Neal, executive director of theUnited Way of Southern West Virginia, sit a on pile of fire wood the Summit is donating to the United Way to be distributed to families in need.

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The United Way of Southern West Virginia and The Summit Bechtel Reserve teamed up Tuesday to keep local families warm this winter.

Boy Scouts spokesman Gary Harley said crews have been working to clear 120 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails at the Summit, clearing felled trees and splitting the logs into firewood.

“We reached out to the United Way to identify families who heat with wood and who may be in need of extra fire wood to stay warm this winter,” he said.

Margaret Ann O’Neal, executive director of the United Way of Southern West Virginia, said wood has been delivered to three families in Fayette County, and four more families reached out Tuesday for assistance.

“The timing could not have been better with the cold snap this week…

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