From The Intelligencer: Wheeling (January 14, 2014) – Chapter Coordinator Faith Hicks accepted a check for $10,000 this week at Mam Street Bank in Wheeling on behalf of the Gabriel Project of West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle Chapter from representatives of the Circus Saints and Sinners Poodles Hanncford Tent.
The funds came from the Saints and Sinners’ annual Reverse Raffle at Wheeling Country Club, according to event chairman Doug Pell.
“The Saints and Sinners are always proud to support our local charities,” Pell said “Each year we select a local chanty for our annual reverse raffle. We have donated over $120,000 to different charities over the years.”
According to Pell, the Saints and Sinners arc a nonprofit charitable organization of local businessmen with some members employed by Main Street Bank. The reverse raffle is one of three annual fundraisers sponsored by the organization. Others include the Party in the Park at Oglebay in May and a golf scramble in June.
Hicks expressed a great deal of gratitude on behalf of the Gabriel Project. “The Gabriel Project is very pleased at the generosity of the Saints and Sinners,” Hicks said. “Their donation will be put to good use to assist young mothers, youths and families in our chapter area.”
The mission of the Gabriel Project is to help children 2 years old and younger by providing aid through such things as new cribs and mattresses, car scats, diapers and hygiene products. Hicks said the organization has its roots in Wheeling, where it began 17 years ago.