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JUST FOR KIDS REP TO RECEIVE A GOVERNOR’S SERVICE AWARD

- 8/31/2017
JUST FOR KIDS REP TO RECEIVE A GOVERNOR’S SERVICE AWARD

Becky Arthur from Fayetteville has made great contributions to her communities through her volunteer efforts. On Thursday, September 14, Governor Jim Justice will honor her dedication to service at the annual Governor’s Service Awards dinner at the Culture Center at the State Capitol.

Presented since 1995, the Governor’s Service Awards honors individuals, families and organizations that exemplify outstanding dedication to volunteerism and community service in West Virginia; Arthur will receive her award in the Adult category.

Becky Arthur takes an active part in her community. When she first heard about Just For Kids Child Advocacy Center, she asked how her Rotary Club could get involved. She orchestrated a complete makeover of the Fayette County office from new paint and carpet to new furniture. She found help with other Rotary club members and a Boy Scout troop.

As she learned more about the organization, she realized that the important work that Just For Kids does deserved its own house. Just For Kids reduces the trauma in children who have just been sexually or criminally abused and listens to their stories.

For six months, Becky Arthur looked for a suitable property in an affordable location. She found one in Oak Hill. Although the house was in bad shape with broken windows and plumbing, Becky’s optimism was contagious and Just For Kids purchased the property in June 2016. Through Becky’s efforts, new windows, heating and cooling, and plumbing were installed. A ramp was built to make the building ADA compliant. She worked with the Lowes HERO program which sanded all the floors and provided paint and urethane as well as many volunteer hours to complete the work. Becky asked for and received many donations towards the renovations. All the work has turned a run-down eyesore into a welcoming house that was able to open in February 2017.

In March this year, Becky stepped into a new role as board president. Her work with Just For Kids impacts every child and family affected by child sexual abuse in Fayette, Raleigh and Wyoming Counties.

Congratulations and Thank You to Becky Arthur for being recognized for your efforts and service to Just for Kids

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