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Wheeling Island helps feed local families this holiday season

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Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack is helping feed local families this holiday season by donating 150 hams to local charities. 

The lucky organizations to receive the hams this year are the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, Catholic Charities, the Soup Kitchen and Wheeling Health Right.

Each of these groups will provide hot meals to local families in and around Ohio County for the Christmas holiday.

Wheeling Island President Kim Florence said she’s proud to be a part of a team dedicated in giving back to the community.

“The company provides our associates with gifts every year during the holiday. Some of them choose not to take it and they want to donate their gift back to people who need it, so it definitely is a collaboration and we couldn’t be happier or proud of the people that we have working with us here,” Florence said.

Wheeling Island also donated hams to each of the Wheeling Fire Department stations.

Officials said it’s to thank those who will be working on the holiday.

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