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Southwest Virginia asks Gov. Youngkin for aid in Hurley relief

United Way of Southwest Virginia donors have donated more than $500,000 directly to the Hurley...
United Way of Southwest Virginia donors have donated more than $500,000 directly to the Hurley Long Term Relief Fund
Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 11:23 AM EST
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - The United Way of Southwest Virginia sent a plea letter to Gov. Glenn Youngkin to help victims of last years deadly and devastating flooding in Hurley, Va.

The United Way has asked the Governor to make the Virginia disaster relief fund available. This group is the fiscal agent for the “Hurley Long - Term Recovery Group.”(LTR Group)

This request comes after FEMA denied individual assistance for those impacted by the flooding.

The LTR Group has raised more than half a million dollars for flood victims in Buchanan County.

Travis Staton, President and CEO of The United Way of Southwest Virginia, said those funds are just the tip of the iceberg.

“We’re well into the millions of dollars of damage that is going to be needed in assistance in order to help these families get back on track. The Virginia Disaster Relief Fund is a crucial source of funding that can help with local resources to combine our resources and stretch the dollar the most.”

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