Last updated: July 16. 2014 10:36PM - 1469 Views
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The Logan County Sheriff's Association donated $500 to LEAD Community Organization to help purchase shoe vouchers that will go to children within Logan County. Pictured: Logan County Sheriff Sonya Porter, along with her deputies, Major Richard Ojeda and LEAD's new Administrator, Donna Decker.
The Logan County Sheriff's Association donated $500 to LEAD Community Organization to help purchase shoe vouchers that will go to children within Logan County. Pictured: Logan County Sheriff Sonya Porter, along with her deputies, Major Richard Ojeda and LEAD's new Administrator, Donna Decker.
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The Logan County Sheriff’s Association has partnered with the Logan Empowerment Action and Development Community Organization to assist children in need by donating $500 to help purchase shoe vouchers that will go to children within Logan County.


This is the second year that the Sheriff’s Association has stepped up to the plate to donate to this worthy cause.


“These men and woman put their lives on the line to protect the citizens of Logan and still find the time to raise money to help assist children throughout the county by helping LEAD and raising money for their annual Shop with a Cop program,” Richard Ojeda said.


The original application deadline to participate in LEAD’s 3rd Annual Shoe Voucher program was July 15. But for those who missed the deadline, it has officially been extended until July 31. All applications must be received by 4 p.m.


Since the program was founded in 2012, it has provided new shoes for over 800 children throughout southern West Virginia including Logan, Mingo and Wyoming counties.


Applications to participate in the shoe voucher program can be downloaded from leadcommunityorg.com or picked up in person at the LEAD office located in the Pride Building at 699 Stratton Street in Logan. Each application must include two proofs of income for verification.


All applications will be considered and vouchers will be distributed as are available. Donations will be accepted until the first day of school.


Distributed vouchers are accepted at Shoe Show at Fountain Place Mall. For more information on how to participate in the shoe voucher program or how to make a donation, call 304-896-8551.


Ojeda said he would also like to take this opportunity to introduce the new LEAD Administrator, Donna Decker, to the citizens of Logan County.


Decker is a retired US Army Combat Veteran who has served time in both Iraq and Afghanistan. She was also a Chaplain’s Assistant and is trained extensively on emergency response, counseling assistance and veteran needs. Her last position was working with the Wounded Warrior Project.


“We have no doubts that she will do great things with the LEAD Community Organization and for the citizens of Logan County,” Ojeda said.

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