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West Virginia is considered one of our nation's most patriotic states. This reputation was built by the extraordinary number of men and women who in the past have left the Mountain State to defend our country and by those West Virginians who now serve in U.S. military ranks. West Virginia has produced one of nation's highest per capita military service rates. Our veterans defended us. Now it is our turn to support, respect and defend our veterans.  The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance works to improve the lives of West Virginia’s veterans and welcomes you to provide any feedback that might help us better serve our state’s heroes and their families. 


The Disabled American Veterans organization is offering disaster relief grants for wounded veterans. To check on qualification for grants, visit the organization's website and view its Disaster Relief section:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 05, 2016) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced representatives from a number of state agencies are now stationed at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers to provide state assistance to residents and businesses affected by flooding.

Representatives from state agencies including the Governor’s Office, Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Motor Vehicles, West Virginia National Guard, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, Workforce West Virginia, State Tax Department, Insurance Commissioner’s Office and more will be available to help residents and small business owners get the resources they need. Students from West Virginia University’s College of Law will also be on hand to help residents complete FEMA and state agency forms and provide advice on how to obtain legal services.

Residents and businesses of counties that have been declared federal disaster areas should visit or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). To locate a Disaster Recovery Center near you, visit or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Callers should dial option 3 to talk to an agent. Disaster Recovery Centers are also staffed by FEMA representatives to provide affected residents with one-on-one assistance in registering for federal aid.

West Virginians still needing immediate assistance should contact their local office of emergency management. Contact information for each county can be found at