On the Road

Sending Prayers for Those Affected by Recent Flooding

On Monday I visited Rachel, Mannington, and my beloved hometown of Farmington, which were among the towns that faced recent flood damage. I have loved this town and its people all my life. Farmington is the town I grew up in, the town my parents grew up in. It is where I learned the importance of giving people a hand up when they’re down. I know the strength of the people there, and in all of the affected counties. There is nothing that can replace what some people have lost and now, it is more important than ever to keep our strong West Virginian attitudes and keep spirits high to help those who were hurt the most.  I’ve been in touch with state and local officials and my offices are ready to assist in any way possible. Gayle and I send our thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by this flooding.

Senator Manchin visits Farmington to speak with residents and offer assistance.

Senator Manchin assesses the flood damage in Farmington with City Councilwoman, Donna Costello.

Senator Manchin visits Mannington to speak with crews on the ground who are helping with the flood relief efforts.

Senator Manchin visits his cousin, Theresa Witt, who runs the Rose Garden, an elderly care facility in Farmington. Water rose to the base of the facility but didn't get inside. The Senator is pictured with Theresa and residents, Anna Schirripa and Elsie Fancher.

West Virginia Spotlight

Charleston Area Alliance

On July 21, I met with Matt Ballard and others from the Charleston Area Alliance. I applaud their "Vision 2030" and their commitment to a vibrant new era of sustainable economic growth throughout the Kanawha Valley Region.

Senator Manchin speaks at the Charleston Area Alliance investor luncheon.

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How May We Help You?

I truly appreciate the opportunity to hear from West Virginians. As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. My goal is to provide top-notch customer service for every West Virginian who contacts me, or who may need help.  I have a team of caseworkers in each of my four offices to help you with matters of concern. While I have no direct jurisdiction in the administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you with whatever problem you may be experiencing and ask that full consideration be given to your case.

Recently my office was able to help Ronnie Sanford from Morgantown, West Virginia.  Ronnie was diagnosed with Heart and Kidney Failure and spent 11 weeks in the hospital waiting for a transplant that never came.  In May, he lost his WV Medicaid and was removed from the transplant list because he would not have funds nor the insurance to pay for the post-transplant medications.  Gerrie Greene, caseworker in my Washington DC office, successfully worked with the Tiger Catastophic Commission Fund as well as Medicare Part D to get him reinstated on the transplant list.  If you need help with health insurance or know of someone in need of assistance with the VA, Social Security, Black Lung benefits, or recognition, please let me know. 

Click here to request assistance from a caseworker, or contact one of my offices listed at the bottom of this page.

Ronnie Sanford (center) contacted Senator Manchin's office for assistance. Also pictured is his youngest brother, Gavin (left) and his father, Donald (right).


In Case You Missed It

Gayle and I had a fun afternoon touring the Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve on July 22. Thanks to Jamboree staff for the warm welcome!


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