Concord Employees to Assist with Flood Recovery Efforts

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 04 2002

Concord Employees to Assist with Flood Recovery Efforts

Athens, W.Va. - Three employees from Concord College’s physical plant–a plumber, electrician and framer–will be volunteering to help the Flood Recovery Task Force in McDowell County this Thursday and Friday.

College administrators and task force volunteers identified specific needs that could be addressed after the devastating flood that occurred May 2, 2002.

The three employees, Gene Buckland, Stuart Hitt, and Larry Mann, will be assessing buildings in Northfork, Keystone, and Coalwood, and creating a list of improvements to be made to the structures. The improvement projects will then be assigned to volunteers.

The Concord employees will be working under the direction of task force volunteers.

The Flood Recovery Task Force was set up following the July 2001 flood, and their mission is to help with long-term recovery efforts. The chair of the organization is Rev. Steve Grimes, Welch, WV.

Local volunteer organizations will complete much of the work that needs to be done. These organizations have been instrumental in the flood recovery process, by hosting work camps, and recruiting and training volunteers.

For more information, call 1-304-436-3341.


Special Note to the Media: The media is invited to the Flood Recovery Task Force Headquarters, 145 Stewart Street, Welch, WV at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2002.