[caption id="attachment_23612" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2019\/02\/DSC_0799.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="364" class="size-full wp-image-23612" \/> Robin Mutscheller, Dominion Energy Technical Support Supervisor at Bath County Pumped Storage Station, and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Community Liaison Denise Campbell, present a check for $3,500 to Pocahontas County Senior Citizens Fiscal Officer Dottie Brock and Executive Director John Simmons. Turn to page 6 for a full article. L.D. Bennett photo[\/caption]\r\n\r\nLaura Dean Bennett\r\nStaff Writer\r\n\r\nPocahontas County Senior Citizens, Inc. received a $3,500 donation from Dominion Energy Tuesday. Robin Mutscheller, who serves as Dominion\u2019s Energy Technical Support Supervisor at its Bath County Pumped Storage Station, and Atlantic Coast Pipeline Liaison Denise Campbell presented the check to PCSC Fiscal Officer Dotty Brock and Executive Director John Simmons at the Marlinton\/Edray Senior Center.\r\n\r\nThe donation will be used for meals and transportation, as needed, for seniors, as well as to help cover costs for the annual Veterans Day Dinner at the Pocahontas County Opera House. PCSC, Inc. is a co-sponsor of that event.\r\n\r\nIn addition, Pocahontas County Senior Center, Inc. received $1,000 in 2018 from the Bath County Pumped Storage Station and more than $1,000 in employee contributions, which were matched by the Dominion Energy Foundation matching grant program, bringing the total donation to Pocahontas County Senior Citizen programs 2018-2019 to $6,500.\r\n\r\nSimmons expressed his appreciation, especially in light of the cuts that have been made in the last few years to West Virginia's Senior Programs. \r\n\r\n\u201cWe really appreciate this,\u201d he said. \u201cIf it wasn't for generous donations like this, I don\u2019t know how we could keep going.\u201d \r\nCampbell explained that the goals of the ACP and Dominion Foundation is to help strengthen communities and promote education. \r\n\r\n\u201cThere are five counties in West Virginia \u2013 Pocahontas County included \u2013 which qualify to apply for ACP grants,\u201d she said.\r\n\u201cWe\u2019re very pleased to be able to help out in our local communities.\u201d \r\n\r\nBrock said the donations from Dominion Energy and the ACP really make a difference to our senior citizens.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s not easy to stretch our budget to cover all our expenses,\u201d she said, \u201cbut we always find a way to do it.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe feed people every day and take care of them as best we can at our centers and with our Meals on Wheels Program. Currently, there are seventy clients in our Meals on Wheels Program. And we do a good job of serving them. One thing we have going for us, is that we really have good people working for us.\u201d \r\n\r\nSimmons agreed.\r\n\r\n\u201cOur employees are some of the best employees I\u2019ve ever worked with,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\nA new fundraising effort will begin next month with the annual \u201cMarch for Meals.\u201d\r\n\r\nEach of the three Senior Centers in the county will hold fundraising events.\r\n\r\n\u201cMarch for Meals is a nationwide fundraising effort sanctioned by the National Senior Citizens organization, which is our national organization,\u201d Simmons said.\r\n\r\n\u201cBesides raising money to help defray expenses of our programs, it will be a good opportunity to raise pubic awareness about senior hunger in the United States. \r\n\r\n\u201cWe just want everyone to know about the real need that exists, and the services we provide to help take care of our senior citizens. \r\n\r\n\u201cAnd we want people to know how grateful we are for their generosity in helping us to do this work. \r\n\r\n\u201cToday, we want to thank Dominion Energy and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for their significant contributions,\u201d Simmons added.