Grafton Salvation Army Delivers Drinking Water to Philippi Residents

September 03, 2013
Mechelle Henry | mechelle_henry@uss.salvationarmy.org | (304) 485-4529

Philippi, WV (September 3, 2013)  – Yesterday, the small town on Philippi, located in Barbour County (located in the north central portion of West Virginia on U.S. Routes 119 and 250) was without water after damaging storms hit the area.  The Salvation Army in Grafton came to the aid with 66 cases of bottled water.

“With the help of Wal-Mart and other generous donors, The Salvation Army in Grafton gave out over 2,500 bottles of water to those in need,” said Lt. Benny Carringer, Pastor/Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army in Grafton.  “We just received word last night that the water leak was repaired and we are on stand down with our mobile feeding canteen until further notice.”

“It was a blessing to have volunteers come out during a time of need,” said Lt. Benny Carringer.   “People were just thankful for a bottle of water.”  Because of the overwhelming call of volunteers, we ask that people to call first before coming out.  For more information, please contact:  The Salvation Army Grafton at (304) 265-3565. 

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