- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Disaster response organizations in West Virginia are preparing a new group of support staff.

The West Virginia Disaster Corps program trains volunteers who can be called upon to handle individual cases, community cleanup and assessing building damage.

The Charleston Gazette (https://bit.ly/1GcfeY5) reports 30 people received a second round of training this week at the Red Cross Central West Virginia chapter in Charleston, and 44 others received training in Fairmont last week.

The program was established last year as a collaborative effort between the Red Cross, Volunteer West Virginia, and the group West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.

Some volunteers assisted in recent relief efforts at a landslide near Charleston’s Yeager Airport and during flooding in Mingo County.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette, https://www.wvgazette.com

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