RAIL currently hosts a variety of groups and organizations that take part in our housing repair program for impoverished and elderly members of the community. The housing repair program has successfully improved and repaired hundreds of homes for Wyoming County residents since its inception in 2001.
To find homes in need of repairs, citizens who need aid apply to RAIL to have a crew go to their homes and do assorted work. Some of the groups rip out flooring and replace it, others re-roof houses. Following the flood of 2001, several work crews came in and helped out with this project. Housing repair remains one of the more popular programs for volunteer groups who come to Mullens.
If your group is interested in volunteering to improve the quality of life of rural Appalachian citizens through RAIL's housing repair program, please contact Linda Stockbauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-294-6188.
Click here to see the 2009 list of volunteer groups involved in housing repairs, or click here for an article from the Register-Herald online about RAIL's housing repair efforts.
Volunteers are a vital part of RAIL's success. We are SEEKING VOLUNTEERS! Please contact us if you want to make a difference and join our remarkable work teams.
In September 2010 RAIL volunteers began initiating a plan to invigorate Community and Economic development in the southern coalfields of West Virginia. In the past ten years RAIL has studied the needs of families in Appalachia as well as available resources and other accessible opportunities that can help their community become sustainable. Gaining a better understanding of what is needed has culminated in the Coal Heritage Trail of New Commerce Action Plan. Those implementing this plan, an organization at the grass roots, well understand their work cannot be successful without the help of volunteers and generous resources providers. Anyone interested in participating in this bold undertaking of helping families living in the Appalachian coalfields improve their economic and social conditions may contact email@example.com for more information. RAIL gets its name from Rural Appalachian Improvement League, Inc. and can best be described as Volunteers coming together as an organization to find ways to best benefit their community
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