Helping Our Neighbors

Following Flooding, Community Spirit Again Shines Through

After visiting our neighbors in Rachel, Mannington and Farmington last week following recent flooding, yesterday I met with folks in Hundred, Littleton, McMechen and Wheeling to talk about the damage they sustained and ongoing recovery efforts. As always, West Virginians help each other in my time of need, and my staff and I will continue to be there every step of the way.

Senator Manchin meets with officials in Hundred to discuss flood damage and ongoing recovery efforts.

Senator Manchin visits McMechen to discuss damage and offer assistance.

Senator Manchin visits the Ohio County EMS Center.

On The Road

On Friday, I had the opportunity to visit with many dear friends in Kanawha, McDowell, Logan and Boone Counties.  

Senator Manchin visits the Hansford Senior Center to help celebrate their 37th Anniversary.

Senator Manchin meets with folks in Iaeger.

Senator Manchin visits the Under the Bridge Community Outreach Center Logan.

Senator Manchin visits with folks enjoying the Boone County Fair in Danville.


West Virginia Spotlight- Preston County

Groundbreaking for the Upper Deckers Creek Site 1 Dam Rehabilitation Project on Monday, August 7th at the WVU Reedsville Farm

On Monday, my staff joined representatives of the West Virginia Conservation Agency, the Monongahela Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and West Virginia University, along with Preston County officials, to break ground on a nearly $8 million rehabilitation of the Upper Deckers Creek Site 1 dam in Reedsville. The dam will continue to protect from flooding, and be a sustained source of water for the community – and I applaud everyone making this critical project possible. 


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Key Federal Resources

 When West Virginians compete, they win.

Below are a few federal grants that were recently awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program.  I encourage West Virginia communities to apply for federal funding opportunities, and will be happy to provide a letter of support for eligible applications.  For further information, please contact my Martinsburg office at 304-264-4626 or click here to email me.

  • Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Company, AFG award for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA) - $170,858.00
  • Kenova Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., AFG award for Monitor/Defibrillator/chest compression device - $115,223.00
  • East Fork Volunteer Fire Department, AFG award for new radios - $158,266.00
  • New Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., AFG award for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBA) - $90,667.00
  • Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., AFG award for new hand tools and hose - $20,613.00
  • Morgantown Fire Department, SAFER award for hiring - $1,699,654.00



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