MEDIA ALERT: Donate Life West Virginia Teams Up with Wendy’s® to Promote Organ Donation Awareness for Community Night on September 15

Flag Raising Event Kickoff to also be Held at Wendy’s in Ravenswood, WV – 

WHO: Donate Life West Virginia, a statewide initiative consisting of the four organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that serve West Virginia, which includes several Ohio counties and area Wendy’s® are pleased to partner to celebrate families like donor mom and Wendy’s manager Lisa Johnson who have saved and enhanced lives through the gift of organ, tissue and cornea donation.

WHAT: A flag raising event to kickoff Community Night, where that evening from 5-8 p.m., 10% of all sales from five local Wendy’s restaurants will benefit Donate Life West Virginia.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 15 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Wendy’s at 401 Washington Street, Ravenswood, WV 26164

DETAILS: 10:30 a.m. – Flag raising ceremony with special guests

  • Christy Conley, for Donate Life West Virginia;
  • Lisa Johnson, donor mom and manager of Wendy’s in Ripley, WV.
  • Michael Ihle, mayor of Ravenswood, WV
  • Carolyn Rader, mayor of Ripley, WV
  • Jason Brown, Wendy’s

10:50:  Flag raising and photo opportunity

11 a.m.-12 p.m.:  Donate Life West Virginia volunteers will have information and literature on hand about organ donation and the importance of signing up to become a donor.  Wendy’s mascot “Wendy” will also join in on the fun.   

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.:  The following West Virginia and Ohio-based restaurants will host Community Night where 10% of all sales from the following Wendy’s restaurants will benefit Donate Life West Virginia donor awareness programs and donor family resources. Donate Life West Virginia volunteers will also host information tables to encourage organ donation awareness.

  • West Virginia:
    • Mineral Wells, WV (84 Elizabeth Pike)
    • New Martinsville, WV (380 North SR 2)
    • Parkersburg, WV (3800 Emerson Ave.)
    • Parkersburg, WV (2602 Gihon Rd.)
    • Parkersburg, WV (1603 7th)
    • Ravenswood, WV (401 Washington Street)
    • Ripley, WV (623 West Main Street)
    • Spencer, WV (Main Street)
    • Mary’s, WV (914 2nd Street)
    • Vienna, WV (2201 Grand Central Ave.)
  • Ohio:
    • Belpre, OH (1215 Washington Blvd.)
    • Marietta, OH (105 Pike Street)
    • Marietta, OH (283 Muskingum Dr.)
    • New Lexington, OH (560 Carroll St.)
    • Pomeroy, OH (550 East Main St.)

INTERVIEWS:    Christy Conley, for Donate Life West Virginia and Lisa Johnson, donor mom and manager of Wendy’s in Ripley, WV.

About Donate Life West Virginia

Donate Life West Virginia is comprised of four federally-designated not-for-profit organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that are dedicated to promoting and coordinating the donation of organs and tissue for transplantation – Center for Organ Recovery & Education, Lifeline of Ohio, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and LifeNet Health. Throughout the year, Donate Life West Virginia works with West Virginia hospitals to ensure that staff is properly trained in the donation process so that every potential organ donor is procured. They partner with the department of motor vehicles (DMVs) to provide information and assistance in asking every eligible resident to register as an organ, tissue and cornea donor, and provide education within corporations, schools, organizations and other outlets to bring awareness to the importance of organ, tissue and cornea donation. For more information, visit

About The Wendy’s Company
The Wendy’s Company is the world’s third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy’s system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the United States and 28 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit or

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