WADESTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) — On Thursday, CNX Resources presented three volunteer fire departments in Monongalia and Wetzel counties with a check at the Wadestown Community Volunteer Fire Department.

Wadestown’s VFD was one of the three awarded a $30,000 check by CNX Resources; Blacksville’s VFD and Hundred’s VFD were the other two that were funded.

The funds will help the departments to continue offering their services to the community, training and equipment purchases.

“It helps us upgrade our equipment and stuff and be up to standards with everything,” Blacksville VFD Chief Kevin Wilson said. “It helps the community in the long run.”

Wilson told 12 News that he plans to use the funding to go toward upgrading their radios as well as training purposes.

“I just appreciate the opportunity to come up here and meet with everybody and for [CNX Resources] to give us money to help us out,” Wilson said.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to correct the name of CNX Resources.