Every year, the people of West Virginia, have donated money and supplies so that these children can attend Camp Kno-Koma. Their generosity is sincerely appreciated and without their support camp would not be possible. The Board of Directors would especially like to thank the following organizations. They routinely have been major contributors.
Health Plan – Established in 1979, The Health Plan is West Virginia’s first and largest health maintenance organization (HMO), and is a licensed health-insuring corporation (HIC) in Ohio with a service area encompassing 76 counties. Their extensive provider network includes over 10,000 physicians, over 100 hospitals, and a national network of more than 52,000 pharmacies. Their support to Camp Kno-Koma has been a blessing for these children.
- Grand Encampment of WV IOOF – In 17th century England, it was odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind. Those who belonged to such an organization were called “Odd Fellows”. Odd Fellows are also known as “The Three Link Fraternity” which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth. The Odd Fellows valediction is:
I AM AN ODD FELLOW:
I believe in the Fatherhood of God, and the Brotherhood of man. I believe in Friendship, Love and Truth as basic guides to the ultimate destiny of all mankind. I believe my home, my church or temple, my lodge, and my community deserve my best work, my modest pride, my earnest faith, and my deepest loyalty, as I perform my duty “to visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphan” and as I work with others to build a better world, because, in spirit and in truth, I am and must always be, grateful to my Creator, faithful to my country and fraternal to my fellow-man;
I AM AN ODD FELLOW!
- Lions Clubs of WV – Since 1917, Lions have served the world’s population through hard work and commitment to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. With 1.4 million members serving in more than 44,600 clubs in 189 countries and geographical areas, Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization. Lion members are committed to solving worldwide health and social problems, and who realize that solutions are possible when every Lions club does its share. You can learn more about the WV Lions at http://www.wvlions.org/.
- W.R. Grace & Co.– Founded in 1854, W.R. Grace is a Columbia, Maryland–based high-performance specialty chemicals company, with over 6,500 employees in more than 40 countries. Through the Grace Foundation established In 1961, and through engagement with their operations around the world, Grace supports charitable organizations and educational institutions to enhance the wellbeing of the communities where Grace employees live and work.
- WV Alpha Delta Kappa -Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism, and worldwide understanding. They promote educational and charitable projects and activities, to sponsor scholarships, to further and maintain worthy standards in the field of education, and to cooperate with worthy community programs relating to education and charities.