remember

April 5, 2010

The Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial is dedicated to twenty-nine miners who lost their lives in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine on April 5th, 2010, to the first responders and mine rescuers that put themselves in harm's way to come to the aid of their fellow man and to all individuals who have suffered injury, illness or death as a result of working in the coal industry.

"This striking memorial symbolizes strength. Strength of those brave men, the strength of their families and the unwavering strength of this community. This memorial stands as a reminder... a reminder of what we lost, the love we shared for our fallen brothers, as a reminder that life is often too short and as a reminder that we must always put safety first. This memorial stands for all of us- to help heal, to reflect and to never forget."

-Senator Joe Manchin, UBB Miners Memorial Dedication, July 27, 2012

what's happening

June 29, 2015


Read more


June 26, 2015

Please Take our Community Survey!  

United Way of Central West Virginia believes the most effective way to understand the needs of our communities is to ask the community!   Therefore, we ask that you PLEASE participate in our Community Survey.  The more information received from individuals in Kanawha, Putnam, Clay, Boone, and Logan Counties, the better we can help develop and/or support services to meet identified needs.  

The results will focus on:

• Identifying perceived areas of greatest need;
• Identifying opportunities to meet emerging needs; and,
• Capturing specific indicators that may escape demographic analysis

Click here to begin:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UWCWVSurvey

Thank you!Please help the United Way of Central WV by completing this survey.  And while your at it, visit their page and tell them “thanks” for always letting the Upper Big Branch Memorial be a site for the annual “One Great Day of Sharing”.  We always appreciate the wonderful group of retired miners who come and show the memorial plaza some love by weeding and cleaning.  ❤️


June 24, 2015

“Thank You” is not enough to say to Donahue Brothers, Inc. for laying the track today in preparation for the arrival of the caboose!  They did an awesome job today and we are forever grateful!  The whole community appreciates your service!  Thank you, Keith Donahue and your wonderful crew!Donahue Brothers, Inc. did a wonderful thing in Whitesville today!  You all are very much appreciated!