On June 23, 2016, Rainelle, WV experienced a historic and devastating flood. Many homes and businesses were destroyed. Also included in the devastation was Rainelle's Public Library. All the books were lost, and the building needs significant repairs and may even need to be completely rebuilt. In a small town with many low-income citizens, a public library is crucial. They provide a place for citizens to go for entertainment and leisure as well as a location where students are able to work on assignments for school. As an educator in Greenbrier County, I know that many students do not have access to computers or Internet at home and rely on the public library for doing research.
My sister, Heather Wagner, saw the pictures of the ruined books from our library and shared them on Facebook. So many people wanted to help and wanted to know how! Therefore, I got permission from Loretta Jones, who is the president of the Rainelle Public Library's Board of Directors, to set up this account.
Any donation, small or large is greatly appreciated. All donations to this account will go directly toward the costs of reopening the library. Please help us keep the written word available to our citizens!
I am a citizen of Rainelle, WV, and I am a Greenbrier County educator. I am an avid reader, and make use of my library card on a regular basis. I know Loretta because we used to go to church together, and we live in the same neighborhood. The funds raised from this campaign will be used to rebuild the library, which had to be completely gutted after it was damaged by the flood. The funds will be directly deposited in the library's bank account.http://rainelle.lib.wv.us/http://www.register-herald.com/news/rainelle-public-library-gets-help-from-volunteers/article_a0c9200b-9775-57db-a9db-c9431b01fa99.html