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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Local organizations collaborate in flood relief efforts

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – The United States Attorney’s Office has partnered with the YWCA and Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration in Wheeling, West Virginia to collect donations for the flood victims in southern West Virginia, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Donations can be dropped off at the YWCA, 1100 Chapline Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration, 42 38th Street from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted through Friday, July 1st at 5:00 p.m. 

“After seeing the devastation in southern West Virginia, I knew the Ohio Valley community would want to get involved in the relief effort. We want to ensure that our southern neighbors have the resources they need to begin to rebuild,” said Lori Jones, Executive Director of the YWCA-Wheeling. 

The highest priority items include cleaning supplies, buckets, brooms, mops, bottled water, baby diapers and wipes, baby food and formula, shovels, work gloves, rubber boots, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, blankets, tarps, and batteries.

“Our goal is to assist the communities and residents who lost their homes in the recent flooding as they work to restore and rebuild,” said Josh Contraguerro, Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration spokesman. “Over the next few days and months, these communities and residents will need our help. Whether it is one gallon of bleach or one case of water, every donation will make a substantial impact.”

Offices throughout the United States Courthouse and Federal Building have already begun to donate items to be delivered to southern West Virginia.  In addition, members of the United States Attorney’s Office will be traveling to assist with relief efforts.

Wheeling Island Hotel and Casino and Sysco Corporation have each donated a pallet of water to the cause. In addition, Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration will provide trucks to transport all of the supplies to some of the hardest hit areas.

If you have any questions please contact the United States Attorney’s Office at (304) 234-0100.

Updated June 28, 2016