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CONCORD, N.H. — Since May of 2015, New Hampshire timberland owners and loggers have raised more than $2,600 to support the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD), as part of the national Log-a-Load for KidsTM program in which loggers and wood-supplying businesses raise money to support children’s hospitals to provide medical care to kids in need.

A check in the amount of $2,656.10 was presented to Kathy Sevigny, co-chair of the Friends of CHaD, on Saturday, October 17, at the annual Loggers & Truckers Convention in Concord. The check was presented by Scott Qualls, outgoing chairman of the New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Council, and Steve Patten, program director for the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA).

“We are extremely grateful for the support the New Hampshire forest industry has provided to CHaD,” commented Sevigny as she accepted the check on behalf of CHaD. “You exemplify the true spirit of giving back for the benefit of the health of our children and our communities.”

Funds for Log-a-Load were raised at “bury the truck” cash buckets at the NHTOA Annual Meeting in May, at the first annual Fun Shoot held in August at the Green Mountain Shooting Preserve in Effingham, N.H., and from private donations.

Photo caption: Kathy Sevigny, co-chair of the Friends of CHaD, accepts a check for CHaD from Scott Qualls, right, outgoing chair of the New Hampshire Timber Haversting Council, and Steve Patten, center, program director for the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association. The donation came from Log-a-Load for Kids™ program supported by New Hampshire loggers and wood-supplying businesses.