Williamson Health & Wellness Center is spreading holiday cheer in Williamson, WV with a donation of $20,000.00. The donation to the City of Williamson comes after a fire in late September destroyed city assets housed in a city garage on Vinson Street.
City Councilman Ralphie Hall started a campaign to gather monetary donations to replace the city's Christmas decorations after the fire.
"For some children in our area, this might be the only Christmas lights they have a chance to see. We want the adults to enjoy them too, but things like Christmas lights in town will be great memories for children coming to Williamson," Hall continued, " This donation honestly means everything. Without this money, we wouldn't have much at all. It shows community pride and the spirit of giving."
The new decorations will include LED skyline style swags and matching snowflakes.
Williamson Health & Wellness Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center established in 2013. The health center has grown tremendously over the last five years. The economic impact of the health center continues to increase, and the clinic invests more back into the local community.
"Our board is made up of people from throughout our community. We were established to give back to the community, not only to offer healthcare, but also to help create jobs locally.” According to Chief Executive Office at Williamson Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Dino Beckett.
During the presentation, Dr. Beckett recalled coming to Williamson as a child with his family to see the lights and how special those memories are to him. He stressed how important it is to him to give back to his hometown.
Dr. Beckett adds, “When we come together to do the right thing for our town, it’s a very special feeling for me.”
The decorations are expected be up and ready for the community to enjoy by mid-December.