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With long-term flood-recovery efforts underway and community needs evolving, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today encouraged West Virginians to visit, West Virginia's primary source of information on flood recovery and volunteer efforts.

""This website is a one-stop-shop where flood-impacted West Virginians can access the latest recovery resources, in addition to linking those who want to give to the most urgent community needs,"" Gov. Tomblin said.""Our goals are to ensure those working to rebuild have easy access to all available assistance and ensure vital supplies, donations and volunteer manpower reach the people and communities in need.""

The website is updated daily with information provided by the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and Volunteer West Virginia, in partnership with West Virginia Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). With much-needed volunteers, supplies and donations pouring in from across the state, this coalition of state entities is working to streamline help and connect residents with recovery resources - including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), disaster recovery centers and clean-up assistance.

Donations to help flood-affected communities are being accepted through and coordinated by West Virginia VOAD, which represents 40 state and regional organizations.

""We know there are many West Virginians that still want to help, and we want to make sure those donations of money or goods get to where they are needed,"" said Jenny Gannaway, state director of West Virginia VOAD.""The on-the-ground needs are changing constantly, and so we have people updating every day with the latest information on what is needed, and where.""

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