Family and friends gather to help miners who lost jobs stay positive


In the past two weeks, hundreds of coal miners have lost their jobs.

“Our little community is hurting, we’re hurting, we’re hurting bad,” Pastor Kevin McKinney said.

Residents from Oceana and all over Wyoming county came to oceana middle to rally around one another in prayer. The special message at Monday’s vigil was strength in numbers.

“It’s time that we put our armor on and prepare for battle,” McKinney said.

With the decline in the coal industry, friends and neighbors came together to pray for those who’ve been laid off or are the lucky few who still have a job. Hand in hand everyone in the crowd bowed their heads.

“We’ll put our faith and our trust in him and I want to thank each and every one of you for coming out here,” McKinney said.

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