Hundreds of toys were delivered last week to children in one of the nation’s poorest communities, McDowell County, West Virginia. Doctors and staff with LewisGale Physicians spent the past few weeks collecting everything from diapers and games to MP3 players and mountain bikes.
“Without these gifts many of these children would not have had a Christmas,” said William Caldwell Jr., F.A.C.H.E., Vice President Physician Practice Management.
Over half of the children in McDowell County live below the poverty level. The toys were distributed to 182 children who are among the neediest families in the county.
“We are in the business of helping and caring for those in need and this is just one more way we are giving back to the community,” said Caldwell.