MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – State Treasurer Riley Moore visited Martinsburg earlier this month to present an unclaimed property check worth nearly $32,000 to benefit WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center.
A press release from the treasurer’s office quotes Treasurer Moore as saying, “As State Treasurer, it is an honor to reunite individuals and businesses in West Virginia with their lost funds,” Treasurer Moore said. “I’m proud to once again partner with one of the top healthcare providers in the Eastern Panhandle, and I look forward to the positive impact these funds will have on patients, their staff and the community.”
The state treasurer presented the unclaimed property check for $31,611.33 to Berkeley Medical Center President & CEO Dean Thomas and Vice President of Finance Zach Kerns at the hospital Thursday, January 11.
“The funds will be used to support continued efforts toward several programs geared toward recruitment and retention of hospital staff, including partnerships with technical colleges and nursing schools,” Kerns said.
Last May, Treasurer Moore partnered with Berkeley Medical Center to present a check worth nearly $40,000, bringing the total amount of unclaimed funds returned to the hospital over the last year to nearly $80,000.
Treasurer Moore’s Unclaimed Property Division has been working on new initiatives to raise public awareness about the state’s unclaimed property program in an effort to return lost funds to its rightful owners. Recently, his Office launched a new statewide partnership with the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles to encourage patrons to search for their unclaimed property while visiting any of the 26 DMV regional offices.
Currently, the Treasurer’s Office has more than $400 million worth of unclaimed property listings for individuals, businesses and other organizations in its database. Visit www.WVUnclaimedProperty.gov to find out if the Office is holding any unclaimed funds for you.