Pay It Forward: Man donates stimulus check to Wheeling Health Right

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WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – One man in the Ohio Valley is giving back to the community in a unique way, through his stimulus check.

It just really touches your heart. It’s definitely divine intervention. God was involved in this movement.

Kathie Brown, Executive Director of Wheeling Health Right

The clinic didn’t know what was coming until an email from retired pastor Bob Willits came last week.

Willits generously gifted Wheeling Health Right all $1,200 of his stimulus check—not a penny short.

I’m kind of excited about it and hoping that others will recognize that they don’t really need this money, but others can certainly benefit from it, so I’ll share it.

Bob Willits, Retired Presbyertian Minister

This year, it means a lot to the clinic.

The times have been tough. It really has been.

Kathie Brown, Executive Director of Wheeling Health Right

Wheeling Health Right has been around for 35 years.

It usually raises at lest $90,000 through the chef’s auction, which is known as Wheeling Health Right’s largest fundraiser, but that had to be canceled due to the pandemic.

We’re a non-profit, so every penny counts.

Kathie Brown, Executive Director of Wheeling Health Right

The $1,200 is planned to go into the clinic’s general operations. That amount would pay for two patients for a year at the clinic, which includes all doctor visits, medications, and testing.

Willits hopes this will move other people to give back to the community through their stimulus checks. He said all or part of it could be given to anyone who may need it, such as a church, family, neighbors, or organizations.

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