Local Belpre woman collects tabs from soda cans to donate to the Ronald McDonald house

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Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 6:38 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - For seven years now Beverly Hackney has been raising money for the utility bills at the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati. This year she is collecting pop tabs that you can find at the top of your pop or beer cans.

Hackney of Belpre has been finding fun, creative ways to raise money for the Ronald McDonald house.

“I’ve had garage sales and I sell bakery items that I bake here at the house. I collect pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald house, they are for the house for the utility bills,” Hackney said.

But this wasn’t just a random idea for Hackney, it came from personal experience that hits close to home.

“My friend she was four years old and I had gone with her and her family to her doctors appointment in Cincinnati. It was an all day eight hour doctor appointment for the four year old. Before that I had gone ahead and had the garage sales and raised enough money, I raised $5,000 in order to have a room adopted in her name,” said Hackney.

Seven years later the feeling is still the same for Hackney.

“It makes my heart feel great to be able to do this and when we had our garage sale the last time I had so many people come to me and tell me how grateful they were for what I was doing. They were all tearing up and I was tearing up. It gets emotional but it makes you feel so good,” said Hackney.

If you are interested in helping Beverly Hackney donate pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House you can collect them and drop them off at the Jon Six Beauty Salon at 1509 Grand Central Ave. #2.