March 05, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Over $313K In Support For Senior Corps Organizations In West Virginia

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that $313,237 will be divided amongst four Senior Corps organizations with volunteers 55 and older, to tackle issues in their communities. The support will be used to help the organizations’ build infrastructure, provide transportation or housing, and allow for broader access to healthcare, such as opioid treatment and prevention programs.

“One of the best qualities of the people of West Virginia is that we believe strongly in helping our neighbors and bettering our communities. These Senior Corps projects will be able to provide transportation, housing and expand access to healthcare as well as opioid treatment services. I look forward to seeing the positive impact that these organizations have on their communities and will continue to advocate to help solve the problems our state faces,” said Senator Manchin.

“West Virginia communities are strongest when we roll up our sleeves and work toward making them better places to live,” Senator Capito said. “By supporting volunteerism on the part of our seniors, we can provide an example for the next generation and ensure West Virginia remains a great place to call home.”

Individual Awards Listed Below:

    • $98,638 – Brooke County Committee On Aging (Follansbee)
    • $81,394 – Summersville Baptist Church (Summersville)
    • $76,679 – Region 8 Planning and Development Council (Petersburg)
    • $56,526 – Mid Ohio Valley Regional Council (Parkersburg)