Opinion

West Virginians again reach out to help neighbors

A column by Cheryl Keenan, editor of The Fayette Tribune

OAK HILL, W.Va. — The stories are just beginning to be told as I sit quietly Friday for the first time since flooding started across the state yesterday.

There’s a story for every person affected, and likely some will never be told, but I know — and am privileged to work with — dozens of journalists who have been doing their utmost to share those stories, along with vital and helpful information, with residents of the Mountain State, as well as those who want to help.

It’s our job. It’s what we’re paid to do.

The stories that have most touched me, though, are the ones of caring individuals who reached out to help those who are in worse shape.

Today I watched dozens of individuals helping their neighbors whose homes and businesses were flooded…

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