I was honored to send greetings wishing a very happy 39th anniversary to the Hansford Senior Center. This facility is a wonderful resource for Kanawha County area seniors. I had the privilege of Skyping with seniors at the Hansford Center last month, and I hope I have the opportunity to stop by again soon.


Regional Coordinator Mary Jo Guidi attended Grow with Google at the Mary H. Weir Library in Weirton. Grow with Google is a program that provides free training, tools, and events to help you grow your skills, career, or business.


Regional Coordinator Mary Jo Guidi joined Rabbi Joshua Lief last week at the  170th Anniversary celebration for Temple Shalom in Wheeling.





I am honored to participate once again as the Special Guest Road Captain for the Fifth Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes on Saturday, August 17, 2019. This year’s ride benefits the West Virginia National Guard Foundation, the families of Fallen Service Members, and the establishment of a new Gold Star monument in West Virginia.

Every year, this ride is an awe-inspiring tribute, across the beautiful rolling hills of West Virginia, to our nation’s heroes. Our Mountain State is patriotic in the truest sense – West Virginians have answered the call to service more than nearly any other state in the nation. This ride is one way to honor that extraordinary service, and it’s a profound honor to be part of it. We hope to see you there.

The round-trip motorcycle ride will travel from South Charleston to Buffalo, through Nitro and return to the WV National Guard Airbase in Charleston. Ride overview below: 

9:00am: Registration at Harley-Davidson of West Virginia; 4924 MacCorkle Avenue SW, South Charleston

10:00am: Depart Harley-Davidson in South Charleston

11:00 am: Arrive at Toyota in Buffalo for turn-around

12:00 pm: Arrive at end-point for picnic - National Guard Airbase; 1679 Coonskin Drive, Charleston 

Partners for the ride include Senator Manchin, Harley Davidson of WV, WV National Guard, the WV Vietnam Veterans of America, Capitol City WV Chapter #5439 Harley Owners Group, Gold Star Families, WOWK, the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation and the Special Forces Association WV Chapter.

For more information about the 2019 Ride for Fallen Service Heroes, you can call Harley Davidson of WV at 304-768-1600 to register or do so online at http://www.sfanationalconvention.com/goldstarride. Visit our facebook page for more information, http://www.facebook.com/RideForFallenServiceHeroes/.



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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:

Cheryl Muovich reached out to the Senator's office on behalf of her father, Paige Muovich, who suffers from Parkinson’s and dementia. Paige was experiencing difficulties with his feet, however the podiatrist at the Beckley VAMC refused to examine him. Several requests were made for Community Care but were denied. Cheryl contacted the Senator hoping that with the implantation of the Mission Act, her father could seek private treatment. As a result of Caseworker Angie Walsh's congressional inquiry, the request for Community Care was approved.



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Social Security Phone Scam - Learn How to Protect Yourself

Social Security employees do occasionally contact people--generally those who have ongoing business with the agency--by telephone for business purposes. However, Social Security employees will never threaten a person or promise a Social Security benefit approval, or increase, in exchange for information. In those cases, the call is fraudulent and people should not engage with the caller. If a person receives these calls, he or she should report the information to the OIG Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 or online at https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

To watch a PSA about the scam, click here or visit www.ssa.gov for more information.

Social Security has recently worked with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission to create a new fraud prevention placemat to help you avoid Social Security scams. You can order free copies of the placemat to use at dining venues, or to share with friends and family. The placemat is in English on one side and Spanish on the other side.


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