Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 9, 2014

More than 5,500 snacks, meals distributed to flood victims in McDowell County

PANTHER — The American Red Cross announced Monday that more than 4,500 snacks and almost a 1,000 meals have been distributed to flood victims in McDowell County.

The Red Cross also has distributed more than 100 clean up kits as well as almost a 1,000  bulk items such as water and hand sanitize, American Red Cross spokeswoman Krista Farley said.

Farley said the Red Cross also is assisting a family whose house was destroyed by fire during the flood. 

“The Red Cross will continue to work with the citizens of Panther and assist in their recovery” Erica Mani, CEO for the West Virginia Region of the American Red Cross, said in an agency press release.

The Red Cross has four emergency response vehicles and almost 20 Red Cross workers in the Panther area to provide comfort and support to residents.


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