West Virginia Call for Help
July 5, 2012
More from my Appalachia correspondent:
***URGENT CALL FOR HELP***
Communities in Fayette County, WV, have asked for help during the state of emergency declared during the extended power outage from last week’s storms. Fayette is still 90% without electricity, food, and water. The national guard has been dispatched, but has not reached many of these communities from what we are hearing.
United Campus Ministry in Athens, Ohio, has volunteered central space to drop off nonperishable food items, bottled water, or other supplies today. Donations can be put boxes or bags marked WV in the UCM lounge (to the right of the front door from now until 7:00pm tonight.) for pick up this evening (Thursday) and delivery via Southern Appalachia Labor School on Friday.
None of this necessary, of course, in a renewable smart grid economy.