CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Representative Shelley Moore Capito is giving back.
Capito has donated the salary she received during the October government shutdown to various West Virginia charities, in the amount of $7,733.33.
“Since the Constitution requires members of Congress to be paid, I have donated the salary I received during the shutdown to seven outstanding West Virginia non-profits and charities,” said Capito in a release Friday.
The charities are: the Appalachian Children’s Chorus, the Appalachian Reading Center in South Charleston, the Craik-Patton House in Charleston, the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, the Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center, the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert, and the Tamarack Foundation.
“These organizations give back to our community in so many ways – improving literacy, strengthening families, providing health care, preserving our history, and promoting the arts – and I am proud to support their work,” Capito stated.