West Virginia Hospital Fundraises With Gun Raffle

A West Virginia hospital plans to raffle off a set of firearms later this month in an effort to raise funds to construct a new hospital facility.

Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingswood, W.V. advertises a “community BBQ and firearm fundraiser” on its website at a cost of $20 per ticket. All proceeds go to benefit the “PMH Foundation Building for a Healthy Future Capital Campaign,” the ad reads.

The ad features a matched set of Ruger firearms with .357 and .44 Magnum cartridges and stipulates that only those 21 and over may purchase tickets. The fundraiser is slated for June 27.

Image via Preston Memorial Hospital


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