Wheeling Central Basketball Team Pairs Up With Catholic Charities to Help Community

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 On Sunday in East Wheeling, members of the community came together to fill hundreds of boxes full of food for the holiday season.

The Wheeling Central Catholic girls basketball team and employees from the Health Plan sorted food and packed the boxes full. 

All of the food was collected yesterday in a Central Catholic school wide canned food drive.

Over 400 families in the Ohio Valley will be served through the boxes, and Diana Bell of Catholic Charities said the need is there.

“It’s greater, we’re blessed right now because the weathers not bad but it will get cold eventually. So, utility bills go up. People lose their jobs a lot of times if their seasonal and then we’ve had the influx of the oil and gas workers you know, and some of them don’t work through the winter,” Bell said. “So, I think the need is greater, but it’s always there as in any community.”

Bell said Catholic Charities needs volunteers to drive meals to people who cannot leave their homes.

The process takes around two hours to deliver the meals.

If you’d like to give back this holiday season, call the Catholic Charities neighborhood center and see how you can get involved.

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