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Local Communities Work Together To Help Victims Of Water Disaster

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Marion County is doing its part in helping out those effected by the chemical leak in southern West Virginia.

According to a release from the Kanawha County Emergency Management Office, a chemical named 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, that is used in coal washing and preparation, leaked from a containment area into the Elk River.

The Marion County Commission and the City of Fairmont partnered up to send more than 10,000 bottles of water to the Charleston area.

Marion County Homeland Security and county employees delivered the water on Friday afternoon.

"We felt that through our county we needed to help the southern part of the state," said Butch Tennant, Marion County Commission. "That's a bad situation down there and anything we could do, we wanted to help."

Just down the road, the Taylor County Office of Emergency Management is also doing its part to help.

The Taylor County Health Department will be accepting donations of non-perishable items on Saturday, January 11 from 9-2.

It is requesting donations of water, paper plates, plastic eating utensils, baby food, and microwavable meals.

All of the donated items will be delivered to distribution points in the affected areas.

The Health Department is located on West Main Street in Grafton.

The Clarksburg Mission will also be collecting non-perishable items this weekend.

It will have a truck located at the Home Depot in Clarksburg on Saturday and Sunday from 12-4.

The Mission is collecting non-perishable items such as paper plates, water, canned goods, and bottled drinks.

It will be taken to Charleston on Monday.