Central Elementary School in Moundsville Collects Items for Webark Estates

Photo by Alan Olson Members of Central Elementary’s Kindness Club display their gathered donations for Webark Estates.

A group of fifth graders at a Moundsville school banded together to help Webark Estates care for dogs.

Jenna Dompa, counselor for the Kindness Club, said she got the inspiration from Moundsville Middle School to found the club, but the students were the ones who came up with the idea for the donation.

“They got something in the mail from Webark, and they kid of ran with it,” Dompa said. “They gathered donations, manned the box, and everything’s running smoothly.”

Dompa said the process of collecting supplies began around the beginning of the year, and with snow days, represented around three weeks’ worth of continual effort.

“(The kids) had some ideas — they always want to help the animal shelter, or the animals, so we put our ideas on the board, and they wanted to do this. … Webark gave us a list, so they knew what to bring.”

The Kindness Club consists of about 30 students.

Pam Lacefield, Webark founder and CEO, said Webark appreciated the support of the Kindness Club as well as other donors throughout the area.

“All are volunteers at Webark so any and all donations benefit area animals,” Lacefield said.

For the future, Dompa said the Kindness Club had discussed, among other things, the freeze shelter, homeless shelters, veterans, and nursing homes, among other projects.

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