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Support the Families of West Virginia Miners

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West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin has information on his website about how to help the families of miners killed in the accident earlier this week.

Governor Manchin said, “The outpouring of support from fellow West Virginians, as well as citizens across the country, has been truly gratifying. The mining families continue to endure in this very tough time and will need as much support in the future as possible.”

“I appreciate the West Virginia Council of Churches and their efforts to assist these grieving families,” said Manchin.

Anyone who wishes to make a monetary contribution should contact the West Virginia Council of Churches at 304-344-3141 or visit http://www.wvcc.org/ for details.

In addition, gifts and other items are being accepted for the families of the deceased miners at Appalachian Bible College. For details about non-monetary donations please visit http://www.abc.edu/.

As the consumers of the coal that these people risk their lives every day to extract from the earth, I think our support at this time of tragedy is highly appropriate. Thanks.

h/t: Not Larry Sabato

  • KathyinBlacksburg

    picketed in WV spewing hatred toward miners.

    Read about the much larger counter rally here.

    Today, the same unwelcome hate group arrived in Blacksburg.  Here too the counter protest was much, much larger (I was there, but was carrying balloons, so I have no photos).  More on this later.