When it became clear public officials had not planned for enough facemasks to protect frontline workers in the Covid-19 pandemic, hundreds of resourceful volunteers from West Virginia got to work sewing masks at home to help nursing homes, clinics, hospitals, and coronavirus relief efforts stay safe on the job. More than 13,000 masks later, they are still hard at it ... For more on the group's efforts and to volunteer money, time or your own sewing skills, visit WestVirginiaMaskArmy.com https://www.facebook.com/WVStrong.Org/videos/259774278511687/ IMAGE: From Bobby Lee Messer videoContinue readingThe pandemic has put students out of school and away from meals many rely upon. But West Virginia school staff and county boards of education are stepping up to prep and share meals that are driven by bus drivers to keep children fed, often stopping by the side of the road in rural West Virginia. https://www.facebook.com/WVStrong.Org/videos/2820967201354694/ IMAGE: Screen shot from videoContinue readingFrom the streets of Charleston, W.Va., to her home in Rand, W.Va., Kim Walker Payne plans to pay off her mortgage selling cupcakes and cobblers. This video profile is part of the WVStrong.org video series "Making It In the Mountain State."Continue readingWith a staff drawn from the Clay County region, and an idea inspired by a trip to Italy, a West Virginia family has launched a business "in the middle of nowehere" devoted to bringing good handmade, homemade food to the state.Continue reading
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