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Putnam Aging in St. Albans, WV delivers relief supplies to homebound seniors in need during crisis

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Putnam Aging is delivering food and water to homebound seniors during contamination crisis Putnam Aging is delivering food and water to homebound seniors during contamination crisis

According to a news release issued by Putnam Aging, homebound seniors are among the most impacted by the recent chemical spill in West Virginia, as they are unable to get out to prepare food or retrieve clean water.

The organization said it is delivering water to those in affected counties, in affiliation with the National Guard and Red Cross.

The National Guard has donated more than 1,800 Meals Ready To Eat or MREs for distribution through Putnam Aging to those residents in need in both Putnam and Kanawha county.

Meals will be delivered Monday to the Tisklewah Center in Charleston and the John Henson Center in Hurricane, WV. More than 400 heater meals have also been provided to Putnam Aging by the Southern Baptist Men's Association in partnership with the Emergency Services of Putnam County and the Red Cross. These were delivered Sunday to those in Putnam and Kanawha Counties.

Putnam Aging officials said they have collected  5,500 bottles of water for donation through their nutrition centers as well. So far, 3400 bottles were donated by Emergency Management Services in Charleston, WV for distribution to 280 homebound individuals in Kanawha County. An additional 1,200 bottles were donated by Home Depot for distribution at Putnam Aging's nutrition site at the Home Town Senior Center as well.

A nonprofit serving central West Virginia, Putnam Aging has been providing a variety of services including nutrition, home care, and more to seniors and the community for over 35 years.

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