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Shriners Help Children's Hospitals

Christopher E. Ritchey, owner of Curry Supply in Martinsburg, is currently the potentate of Jaffa Shriners in Altoona and vice chairman of the board of Shriners Children’s Philadelphia. In January 2024, he will become the chairman of the board.

The mission statement for the Shriners is “We treat every child regardless of their ability to pay.”

Shriners Hospitals for Children was founded in Shreveport, La., in 1922 to treat pediatric polio and burn patients.

There are 22 facilities located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Funds raised go to Shriners Children’s Philadelphia and a...


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