Black Bear Chapter of the Punishers LEMC collecting water donations for Page-Kincaid

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Black Bear Chapter here in Fayette County of the Punishers Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club is collecting water donations for the Page-Kincaid area.

As previously reported, the area of Page-Kincaid continues to experience discolored and foul-smelling water.

Club President Rob Schrum says that no one in the group is personally affected, but he said it is just about helping those in need.

“Everybody needs help sometimes and it is an extreme problem when you go to turn your spigot on and you can’t use the water that’s coming out, and I know that people are working to resolve it, so if we can provide a little bit of relief for those people down there, that’s what we’re going to do.”

The Punishers LEMC is collecting donations at Elliott’s Whitewater Bar and Grill in Fayetteville, New River Gorge Harley Davidson in Hico or in the service department of Mountaineer Ford in Beckley. 

“We’re just trying to do whatever we can to help out that community,” Club Quartermaster Jeffery Statts said. “It’s awful. You don’t really have drinking water. You don’t have bathing water. You can’t really do anything, so we’re trying to do as much as we can to help them.  

They will be collecting water until September 12.

If you want to donate larger amounts of water, you can email plemcblackbear@gmail.com to arrange a pickup time or make a monetary donation to a PayPal account with that same email. 

Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.