10/29/2013 5:17 PM
by Rebecca Turco
OAK HILL - Last year, Superstorm Sandy hit the Northeast and devastated areas of the mountain state.
The American Red Cross mobilized more than 300 staff and volunteers to assist people throughout the West Virginia region, according to officials. They served more than 116,000 meals across the region and distributed more than 50,000 relief items.
In southern West Virginia specifically, officials said the damage to Nicholas County was severe. "The storm hit so hard, there was ice everywhere," said Roseann Berry, executive director of the Fayette/Nicholas Chapter and the Greenbrier Valley Chapter. "The areas when you would go through were just totally unrecognizable."
Berry said their assistance efforts would not have been possible without volunteers. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can call 304-469-4636 for more information.