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Blue Ridge CTC Donations for Charleston Relief Efforts

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Media Contact
Leslie See
304.260.4380 ext. 2107

Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College’ President Peter Checkovich and Dawn Lewis, Student Representative for the Board of Governors (see photo attached), prepared the first delivery of relief items aiding Southern Charleston Residents. Late last week, a chemical spill contaminated the water supply of over 300,000 people. “I am pleased that our faculty, staff, and student body have come out to support this effort,” stated President Checkovich.  “We have another delivery scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.”

The College began collecting donations Monday January 13th, and will continue collecting as there is a need. This was in response to an earlier press release from Senator John Unger, who asked that “…all in the Eastern Panhandle… join in assisting the people impacted by this disaster in Charleston and the surrounding area.

The items needed are:

Distilled Water for medical devices
Liquid baby formula
Paper plates
Plastic utensils
Microwaveable meals

Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to deliver donations to be transported to Charleston. Additional information can be found on Blue Ridge CTC’s website at

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 40 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training.  Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at



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