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Wendy’s Restaurant Comes Through Big for Wetzel County

By Staff | Jul 8, 2020

Wendy’s Restaurant in New Martinsville recently made a donation to Relay for Life. Pictured from left to right is Carol Ann Archer, Sharon Efaw, Manager Chad Maury, Assistant Manager Amanda Wilkerson, Betty Klug, and Lori McCoy.

In a time when many restaurants are cutting back hours and closing their doors, one local business showed their appreciation to the community by remembering residents of the local area who have suffered from cancer in one form or another.

Ray and Kim Blackburn, owners of Wendpark, which includes 11 Wendy’s locations throughout West Virginia and the Mid-Ohio Valley Region, today announced they are donating $110,000 to support local charities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Three of the selected charities are from New Martinsville. They include:

Wetzel County Commission on Aging ($5,000), Community Resources, Inc. ($2,500), Relay for Life of Wetzel County ($2,500)

Wendy’s Restaurant in New Martinsville on Monday, June 29, 2020 made a generous donation of $2500 to the Wetzel County Relay for Life. Manager, Chad Maury and Assistant Manager Amanda Wilkerson of the New Martinsville Restaurant presented the check to Betty Klug from Relay for Life.

Also present for the presentation from Relay for Life was Carol Ann Archer, Sharon Efaw, and Lori McCoy.

Klug along with other ladies thanked Maury and Wilkerson for their wonderful donation and added it would help a lot of people.

Anyone can donate for this great cause by contacting any of the ladies representing the Relay for Life.

“The past few months have been trying times for us here at the restaurant, with our dining area closed, and other restrictions imposed on us because of the corona-virus.

However, we are fortunate to have loyal customers who used our drive thru to keep us going. Many of them are associated with Relay-For-Life, so we felt we needed to help them as they struggle through this time as well,” said Manager Chad Maury.

“Even when times are tough and income is tight we still want to stand beside those who have helped make our business what it is today. We feel we have a moral responsibility to our community to help with these worthy causes,” said Assistant Manager Amanda Wilkerson.

Recently the restaurant re-opened their inside dining area with social distancing, and are constantly cleaning and following guidelinesto make it a safe place for all to enjoy.

A big thank you goes out to New Martinsville’s Wendy’s Restaurant.