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Ravenswood VFD awarded FEMA grant

RAVENSWOOD — Grants have been approved for health care centers and the Ravenswood Volunteer Fire Department, a congressman said.

The Ravenswood Volunteer Fire Department will receive more than $950,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a release from Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., said.

The funds came from FEMA’s 2019 fiscal year Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, he said.

“I’m glad the Ravenswood Volunteer Fire Department received this FEMA grant that will help equip firefighters and first responders with an important vehicle acquisition that will help keep our communities safe,” Mooney said. “I commend the essential work of our local volunteer firefighters, and I am pleased to have helped secure this grant.”

On Wednesday, Mooney announced the grant awards to health facilities in Calhoun, Roane and Wirt counties.

Wirt County Health Services Association was awarded $243,199, Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center received $212,750 and Roane County Family Health Care was awarded $4,600.

The funds are from the Department of Human Services Health Center Cluster grant program.

“I’m glad grants have been awarded by HHS to health centers throughout West Virginia’s Second Congressional District. Funds for these health centers will help keep our communities healthy through primary and preventative care and treatment services,” Mooney said.

Candice Black can be reached at cblack@newsandsentinel.com.

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