WCHS-TV: Dedication of Clay County bridge marks 50th private span to be replaced under project
IVYDALE, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — Flooding back in 2015 wiped out 500 small private bridges in West Virginia and prompted new efforts to rebuild them.
On Thursday, a special dedication was held in Ivydale in Clay County for the 50th private replacement bridge, financed and built by the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster (VOAD) bridge project. VOAD and its partners have replaced bridges in nine counties. READ MORE…
Chicago Tribune: Group dedicates 50th bridge
The West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, or VOAD, and its partners celebrated the milestone Thursday in the Clay County community of Ivydale. READ MORE…
WV MetroNews: WV VOAD bridge rebuilds hit 50
IVYDALE, W.Va. — The number 50 looked great to Jenny Gannaway Thursday afternoon along a small stream in Clay County.
The executive director of West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WV VOAD) was in Ivydale with a couple dozen others to dedicate the 50th bridge that’s been constructed as part of VOAD’s program that actually started before the 2016 flood.
“It’s unbelievable to think–it seems like just yesterday we were dedicating the first one–that was in December 2015 and now here we are in 2018, we’re up to number 50,” Gannaway said. READ MORE…
Charleston Gazette-Mail: Volunteers helping repair, rebuild bridges in rural WV
WV MetroNews: Clay County family that survived 2016 flood gets keys to new home
MAYSEL, W.Va. (MetroNews) — A Clay County family that lost everything in the June 2016 flood moved into their new house Friday in the community of Maysel.
The house was made possible by the coordinating efforts of West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WV VOAD). READ MORE…
WVNS: New home dedicated to family who lost everything in June 2016 floods
RAINELLE W. Va. (WVNS) — It’s been over a year and a half since floods devastated Greenbrier County, leaving many to pick up the pieces and find a place to live. READ MORE…
WOAY: Volunteers Make Deadline Of Building Family Home Within 5-Weeks
Greenbrier County., WV (WOAY) – Hundreds of volunteers joined forces to build a new home in just five weeks for one flood surviving family.
It was a joyful day for one Rainelle family. Just two years ago the families home was destroyed in the June 2016 floods. READ MORE…
WSAZ: Volunteers spending the week repairing W.Va. flood-damaged homes
CLAY COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A group of volunteers is donating their time this week to help repair homes damaged in the June 2016 flood.
On Monday, a dozen volunteers from Brethren Disaster Ministries were working on a home along Joes Road in Bomont, near Clendenin. READ MORE…
Clay County Free Press: Voluntary organizations brave winter weather to rebuild homes for flood survivors
Even during snow and ice storms in many parts of the state, West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WV VOAD) and its member agencies are working in several counties to build new homes for survivors of the June 2016 flood.
WV VOAD and its member agencies have built and funded new homes in all 11 counties where flood damage occurred, and repair projects in all those counties are ongoing. Right now, volunteers are on site and have been working throughout the winter in Kanawha, Clay, Nicholas and Greenbrier counties building new homes for 10 families who were displaced.
Construction work is ongoing or about to be completed on homes in Clendenin, Richwood, White Sulphur Springs, Caldwell, Rainelle and Procious. READ MORE…
West Virginia volunteer groups build bridge for Clay County flood victim.
CLAY COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — For more than a year and a half Clinton Nichols struggled with day to day errands at his Clay County home. Things like unloading his car or going grocery shopping were near impossible without a bridge to stretch across the creek to his house… READ MORE