Williamson Daily News – Despite pleas from social service groups to Gov. Jim Justice that leftover federal COVID relief money should be used to help struggling households, Justice instead diverted some of that money to ensure construction of Marshall University’s new baseball field.
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Seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, 29 social service organizations from across West Virginia sent a message to the governor: COVID relief dollars weren’t getting to the West Virginians who needed them most.
Groups ranging from the Charleston-based West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition to the Jefferson County NAACP urged Justice in the October 2020 letter to reallocate remaining relief funds from the $1.25 billion the federal government granted West Virginia through the CARES Act.
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