WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTV) -- U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Monday that $4.2 million will be going to four AmeriCorps programs in the state, including one in Elkins.
According to a joint press release, $1,116,925 will go to United Way of Central West Virginia in Charleston, $769,745 will go to High Rocks Education Corporation in Hillsboro, $755,800 will go to the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area in Elkins, and $274,864 will go to the Grow Ohio Valley in Wheeling.
“West Virginians are quick to lend a hand to neighbors and work hard to make their communities better places to live,” Senator Capito said. “From conservation to promoting financial literacy, these projects will benefit from the volunteers supported through this funding, and participants will be able to experience what makes our state a wonderful place to call home.”
“I have always been a strong believer in the power of community-based organizations because they can truly make a huge difference in the communities they serve," said Senator Manchin. "These organizations are effective because they know exactly how to best serve their community and what their neighbors need most. I am proud that as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I can bring resources like this to West Virginia and help better our communities and serve West Virginians.”