Diocese Aid in Flood Relief Is Appreciated

Editor, the News-Register:

I am writing to recognize and thank the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and the Most Reverend Bishop Michael J. Bransfield for his generous and timely action to offer the use of the former Bishop Donahue High School to the volunteer groups that are helping the flood victims of Marshall County, especially the McMechen and Boggs Run areas. These volunteers will be able to eat, sleep and store supplies while assisting with muck outs and other cleanup efforts.

As a member of the West Virginia VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster), Appalachian Outreach is able to network with other state and national groups to bring in skilled groups and volunteers to assist with various aspects of the cleanup effort.

One of the biggest needs in any disaster response is to find housing for the volunteers and a place for meals. This collaboration between the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and Appalachian Outreach has been a blessing to the groups, volunteers and especially to those affected by the disaster. Together we can make a difference for those who need us the most!

Rose Hart, executive director

Appalachian Outreach

Glen Dale