Money flows in to flood site
- By Jill Rosen
- Sep 03, 2001
In the wake of flooding that paralyzed parts of West Virginia, the governor
has set up a Web site where people have donated money electronically.
The site (www.wvgives.org), launched at the end of July, had almost
2,000 hits and brought in more than $1,000 in its first week, according
to the Governor's Office of Technology.
Contributions go to the nonprofit West Virginia Voluntary Organizations
Active in Disaster, an umbrella group encompassing members that include
the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the West Virginia Department
of Health and Human Services.
When making donations, people have the option of giving money immediately
via a credit card or making a pledge online then sending money later. Most
of the donations have been by credit card, said Liza Cor.deiro, media specialist
with the Governor's Office of Technology.
Since the end of May, 22 West Virginia counties have been declared disaster
areas because of flooding.