May 21, 2013

Manchin Praises WVU Athletes For Assisting Oklahomans

West Virginia University baseball team collected clothes and supplies for Oklahomans while they visited area for a tournament

Washington, D.C. – In the aftermath of the fatal tornadoes that devastated communities in Moore, Oklahoma, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement praising the West Virginia University baseball team for their charitable efforts in collecting clothes and supplies to assist the communities and families in Moore. The team was in Oklahoma City for a Big 12 tournament.

“West Virginians have always answered the call to help one another in times of tragedy, and as Mountaineers, the members of this team have been tremendous representatives of West Virginia University and our great state. These men have been working to provide clothing, supplies and relief to those who lost everything. They displayed true character and I am incredibly proud of them. As Oklahomans continue their rescue and recovery efforts, Gayle and I, along with all West Virginians, pray for all of those who have been affected by this horrible disaster.”