Rotary Club helps with flood relief effort

Area Rotarians assisted with distributing flood relief supplies at what was once a Magic-Mart in Rainelle, West Virginia. From left are Jerry Clemmons (Lewisburg), Dave Lumsden and Linda Neal (Western Greenbrier), Joseph Keaton (Barboursville), Sharon Boyles (Front Royal), Jan Powell (South Charleston), Roy Boyles (Front Royal) and John "Robbie" Powell (Rotary District 7550 Governor). Courtesy photo
Area Rotary Club members worked at cleaning a house in Rainelle, West Virginia, that was damaged by recent flooding. Pictured from left are, (kneeling) Jerry Clemons (Lewisburg) and Dave Lumsden (Western Greenbrier), (standing), Stacy Parks, John “Robbie” Powell (Rotary District 7550 Governor), Sharon Boyles (Front Royal), Jan Powell (South Charleston), Roy Boyles (Front Royal), Pam Edens, John McCaffrey and James Edens (Western Greenbrier). Courtesy photo

Members of the Rotary Club of Front Royal, and various other Rotary groups, visited areas in West Virginia damaged by the floods to help victims in White Sulfur Springs, Rainelle, Summerville and Chadwell. Members worked with Rotary District 7550 Governor John “Robbie” Powell, a native of Front Royal.

Rotarians not only assisted with the clean-up efforts, but manned the distribution center where victims could come and pick up needed items or food. The club also sent $2,214 to the relief effort. Rotary members worked alongside the National Guard, Red Cross and West Virginia volunteer organizations.