April 14, 2020

Manchin Hears From West Virginia Philanthropy Organizations Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) participated in a call with Philanthropy West Virginia's members, including private, family, corporate, and community foundations and companies; the WV Nonprofit Association; and the WV United Way Collaborative to hear their concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“West Virginians always take care of one another during difficult times. We have seen the strength of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the support West Virginians are giving each other. We applaud everyone fighting on the front lines like our healthcare professionals and first responders, and every West Virginian who has stepped up to help make masks and provide meals for community members. Today I heard from members of Philanthropy West Virginia about what they need to support West Virginians across the state, and I will continue fighting for the help that rural states like West Virginia need to care for one another,” said Senator Manchin.

“Philanthropy West Virginia and our partners the WV Nonprofit Association and West Virginia United Way Collaborative values building partnerships across nonprofits, philanthropy, business, and government. Today's town hall forum with Senator Manchin allows for the leaders of our foundations, nonprofits, and companies to discuss the growing needs of our citizens and communities due to COVID-19 and finding solutions together.  Philanthropy West Virginia appreciates Senator Manchin for joining us to hear the needs of these organizations in serving our citizens as well as providing action on ways to relieve the burden on nonprofits which employ 12.5% of West Virginia's workforce,” said Paul Daugherty, President and CEO of Philanthropy West Virginia.

Over the last month, Senator Manchin has participated in calls with West Virginians representing the healthcare, banking, press, law enforcement, local government, education and business communities.  

Senator Manchin launched an information resources page where West Virginians can learn more about the coronavirus pandemic and how to protect themselves and their families. To learn more please click here.

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