As the most recent down turn in our economy has affected hundreds of West Virginians, many in our area, vital resources have become more difficult to come across. Families all across our region are becoming more reliant on private organizations to assist them in meeting their basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. One of the many organizations that stepped up years ago, was the Clarksburg League For Service. What began as a system to help support new babies and their mothers, as created by Amy Vance in 1934, to today’s storefront that assists hundreds of families, including new mothers and school children, to make ends meet and survive, if not thrive in our communities. Amy’s Attic was created in 2004 to emulate the work of Amy Vance in gathering needed items for low income and struggling families. The project was taken on and pushed forward by Ann Kirby who has spent countless hours setting up a shop, fundraising, building relationships and gathering items to make them available through an intricate network of community resource services in Harrison County.
Read more about Ann’s work with Amy’s Attic on the Miley Legal Group’s Blog at