United Way Assists Workers Affected By W.Va. Spill

Posted on:

< < Back to

The United Way of Central West Virginia has raised more than $70,000 to help workers affected by a chemical spill.

The organization established an emergency fund following the spill in Charleston for workers who lost wages or had work hours reduced. The fund will provide up to $200 to help pay utility bills.

United Way of Central West Virginia director John Ballengee says that workers in all nine counties affected by the Jan. 9 spill can apply for utility assistance. The aid will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ballenge says workers must apply in person at one of the fund's assistance agencies.

A list of assistance agencies is posted on the United Way's website.