CHAPMANVILLE — A flood victims benefit was held Monday at the Huddle House and Best Western Inn in Chapmanville.
A percentage of the proceeds from the fund-raising event are set to go to help Logan County flood victims who were hit by flash flooding two weeks ago.
Chapmanville Mayor Jerry Price, Delegate Rupert “Rupie” Phillips, Logan County Chamber of Commerce President Jim Frye and Randy Kveton, general manager of the Best Western Inn, all took part in the fund-raiser. Proceeds from each meal are going toward helping the flood victims. The fund raiser lasted until 8 p.m.
A joint press release from the Huddle House and Best Western Inn said the staff of both businesses would like to thank all patrons who helped to make the evening a success.
The flash flood rolled through the Logan County communities of Mud Fork, Mount Gay, Verdunville and Coal Branch, causing widespread damage to nearly 300 homes and businesses and affecting more than 1,000 people in those communities.
President Barack Obama issued a federal disaster declaration last week and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, along with several other organizations, are in the area trying to bring flood relief to victims.
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