Heart to Heart International Comes to Rainelle


 Heart to Heart may be an international organization, but for the next few days, it’s roots are planted in Rainelle.  The health care organization provides a mobile medical unit with trauma wound care, vaccines, and medications. They also have volunteers who- in Rainelle- are working alongside medical providers from West Virginia Health Right. 

One of those volunteers is Phil Meiers. He’s seen his share of trauma, but says Heart to Heart is able to provide convenient and efficient care to the communities in need. “We bring this unit and a whole lot of supplies, medicines, pharmaceuticals that they may not have ready access to and it’s here the minute we open the doors,” says Meiers. 

Jeff Crist is working next to Meiers in Rainelle, as a coordinator for West Virginia Health Right. He says it’s not just the massive mobile unit- they also have a  van to provide care to more rural areas. 

“We know a lot of people have lost their vehicles, roads are impassable, so we’re going out throughout Greenbrier and Fayette counties to provide those services as well,” Crist explains. 

Both men have been around the state  providing care. They say helping these victims is what needs to be done, and Rainelle is no exception. “It’s hard to imagine what these folks have been through. So we’re just trying to do what we can,” says Crist. 

The unit is also providing free hygiene packs including basic toiletries to those in need. They are set to be in Rainelle through Thursday. 

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