The 3rd Anniversary Of The 2016 West Virginia Flood

Three years ago, we lost 23 West Virginians because of terrible flooding across our state. The flooding was a tragedy for the families who lost loved ones and for the entire state. Our statewide community came together to support and care for one another during their time of need. We proved that as a state we are resilient and when we support each other, we can overcome anything. I am proud to represent such a strong state with amazing people who care for their communities and fellow West Virginians.

Over the past three years, I have worked with multiple agencies to secure funding for West Virginia, including more than $184 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and more than $256 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for West Virginia and its residents so that we can rebuild our state together.



Regional Coordinator, Keith McIntosh, gathered with Hampshire County Special Services, the Potomac Center, ResCare, Potomac Highlands Guild, and other groups from Hampshire, Hardy, Grant and Mineral Counties for their annual Field Day celebration on Friday, June 14. The event included running competitions, a cross country event, softball throws and a variety of field games.


Keith McInotsh, Regional Coordinator, attended Hampshire County Field Day.


Regional Coordinator, Mary Jo Guidi, attended the 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Veterans Center in Wheeling on Thursday, June 20. The Vet Center is a community based program whose mission is to help veterans get back on their feet during their transition into civilian life, as well as to help their families transition.


Pictured from left to right: Eric Ullery, Michael Novotney, Mary Jo Guidi, Jennifer Pierce, John Looney, and Jim Morris


Economic Development Representative, Ryan Thorn, recently participated in the Select USA Spin-Off event in the Northern Panhandle. The event was designed to showcase the state's economic opportunities in an effort to attract international investment and in turn create new jobs. The U.S. Commercial Service, the Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED), Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation, and the West Virginia Development Office were organizers of the event. 
Economic Development Rep. Ryan Thorn joined with federal, state, and local economic development stakeholders and international business prospects for a tour of industrial sites in the Northern Panhandle.


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As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. My goal is for me and my staff to provide the best possible customer service for every West Virginian who contacts me needing assistance. While I have no direct jurisdiction in legal or administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way possible and to assure that full consideration is given to your case. See one of our recent success stories below:

Ms. Barbara Rawls from Gilbert is in need of liver transplant surgery.  Her physician declined to perform the surgery due to some additional complicating medical conditions and Medicaid would not cover treatment at the referred surgeons office because it was out of state.  Senior Caseworker Cris Hewett made an inquiry to WVDHHR and within a week Ms. Rawls was contacted by a case manager. They are currently working with a hospital in Pittsburgh that has agreed to perform the surgery and accept her Medicaid coverage. 



Beckley VAMC to hold inaugural “Hero Games”

The Beckley VA Medical Center is calling all heroes to participate in the facility’s inaugural “Hero Games” on June 28 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Games are open to all Veterans. Veterans can compete in carpet bowling, corn hole, mini golf, and a basketball free throw. For fun there is billiards and a pickleball exhibition. Healthy snacks provided. For more information contact Jane Helsing - or 304-255-2121 ext. 4356 or Roy Bovee - or 304-255-2121 ext. 1945.

Veterans Resource Fair

Thursday, July 11 from 2 pm to 6pm at the Morgantown National Guard Armory, 90 Army Band Way

All veterans, service members, their families are invited to connect with local and national organizations that provide assistance or services. Free dinner for all Veterans.

For more information please contact Amy Long, WVARNG Family Assistance Center, 304-561-6107, or Tyler Lane, Operation Welcome Home, 304-816-4854,


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