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Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary
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The Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary was founded in 2007 by Regina Fairchild. This non-profit organization, headquartered in Beckley, W.Va., seeks to inform those about the importance of coal and to support coal miners and their families. There were initially 2,000 members located in West Virginia, but because of the dedicated support and positive feedback from families and individuals, the Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary has grown into a nationwide organization of thousands of members.


Coal is an integral part our nation’s success. More than half of the nation’s electricity is generated from mined coal, and 99% of West Virginia’s electricity comes from coal use. Coal was first discovered in West Virginia by John Peter Salley in 1742. As this state leads the country in its underground production of coal, the primary goal of the Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary is to raise awareness about the positive benefits of coal and the individuals who work to mine it for the country.


Since 2007, the Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary has worked to become active participants in charity, supporting troops in Iraq with donations of food and supplies and supporting local conservation projects. Among these projects, members work hard by donating their time and efforts to raise money for coal awareness.


The members of the Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary come from a variety of backgrounds, professions, and economic statuses. Membership is FREE, and all are welcome to join the Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary in making West Virginia and the United States a better, safer place to live. Join these hardworking, fun-loving individuals today to learn more about the energy that fuels your life and to make a positive contribution to your society. The Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary will help you learn why you need coal in your life and how you can share this information with others.

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Judy Bays

Annetta Bryant

Regina Fairchild

Nancy Gentry

Helga Gulley

Julia H. Long

Sherry McPhail

Nancy Paugh

Dianna J. Powell

Amanda Lively

Patty Hylton



Board Members

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