Fruth Pharmacy Helps Collect Pop Tabs for Holdyn Keefer

April 17th, 2017 by Robert Clark

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (March 6, 2017) – Fruth Pharmacy locations in Gallipolis and Point Pleasant are helping to collect pop tabs for Holdyn Keefer.

 

Holdyn, a local six-year old, currently battling Leukemia, decided he wanted to do something for other kids that may be going through a similar situation.  Holdyn decided he wanted to help Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

“Holdyn wanted to help the Ronald House because when he was admitted we were able to do his laundry for free instead of buying new or running home.  It also helped us both to be able to stay at the hospital with him.  When he was first admitted he didn’t want us to leave him – and of course, we didn’t want to leave him either,” Travis and Sarah Keefer explained about their son’s desire to help RMHC.

RMHC has a program where they collect pop tabs and then they recycle these pop tabs to raise thousands of dollars in order to help support their programs for children and their families facing difficult health issues.  One of the best known programs the pop tabs will help is the Ronald McDonald House.  These are homes that have been built to address problems of housing near a hospitalized child, and the expense of a family staying together in another city.  There are currently 365 Ronald McDonald Houses – these houses are available as a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.   At every house, families enjoy home cooked meals, private bedrooms, and playrooms for children. Some houses offer special suites for children with suppressed immune systems, accredited education programs, recreational activities, non-clinical support services, and sibling support services.

Other programs that pop tab collection supports are RMHC’s family rooms – available inside some hospitals, mobile care units, grants and scholarship programs.

If you would like to help Holdyn collect pop tabs for this charity, please drop off your pop tabs to Fruth Pharmacy on State Route 160 in Gallipolis or Fruth Pharmacy on Jackson Avenue in Point Pleasant, WV. New Hope Bible Baptist Church in Point Pleasant and Tuscany in Gallipolis are also helping collect pop tabs for Holdyn.

Fruth Pharmacy has been a family owned company for over 64 years.  Currently, Fruth Pharmacy has 30 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.


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