LOGAN, W.Va. — In response to historic flooding that dumped as many as 10 inches of rain in some areas of the state destroying homes, changing lives and killing around 23 people, massive relief efforts have been organized throughout the state.
In Logan County, a concerted effort by county government, municipalities, fire departments and churches has contributed to the effort to help flood victims regain some level of normalcy.
Ray Perry, with Pickin’ in the Park, explained “We were lucky this time in not getting hit, so we feel like it’s the least we can do help these people by returning the many favors that have been done for Logan County during natural disasters over years.”
To further the goal of providing help for people in the flood stricken counties across West Virginia, a concert has been arranged to take place from 2 to 9 p.m. July 9 at the Coalfield Jamboree in downtown Logan.
Perry noted West Virginia Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) approached Pickin’ in the Park for help in organizing a local effort to help provide relief to flood victims.
VOAD requested help with obtaining building supplies to help begin the rebuilding process.
Entry into the event can be obtained with items from the following list but it is not limited to, hand tools, hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, ladders, saws, nails, screws, paint brushes, paint rollers, compound knives, drywall tape, gloves, shovels, drop cloths and box fans.
The bands scheduled to play at the event are Liam and Phil Farley, McVan Hat, Kayla Dawn, The Bluegrass Ramblers, The Mystery Mountain Boys, Jacob and the Step Ladders, Natalie Logan, Coal Fired and Southern Smoke.
Perry commented that he and the rest of the Pickin’ and the Park crew would like to thank Jackie Tomblin for donating the use of the Coalfield Jamboree as well as the Logan County Commission, the Hatfield and McCoy Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Leadership Logan Classes of 2015 and 2016 and Stevie Trent with Sound Simulator.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 or by email at [email protected]