by Leah Nestor Staff Writer
CLARKSBURG — Companies in the oil and natural gas industry sprang into action after areas of West Virginia experienced devastating flooding July 29.
“West Virginians support one another in tough times,” said Anne Blankenship, executive director of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association, in a press release.
Some of the companies that helped in recovery efforts were MarkWest, Antero Resources, Southwestern Energy and Dominion, donating thousands of cases of water and tens of thousands of dollars to the Red Cross.
Dominion Hope and parent company Dominion Energy helped relief efforts in Rachel and Mannington in Marion County, as well as in Wallace in Harrison County.
Christine Mitchell, Dominion external affairs representative, said the company sent truckloads of supplies to Marion County when it looked as though residents in Rachel needed more help, and Dominion sent truckloads of supplies, work crews and equipment to the outlying areas.