USW Volunteers Putting Roof On W.Va. Food Pantry

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Ravenswood, W.Va. (AP) -- Retirees and members of the United Steelworkers Union will be putting the final touches on a food bank that serves struggling families in and around Ravenswood.

Volunteers with Local 5668 will build a new roof for the No Hunger! Food Pantry on Saturday.

The Ravenswood area lost more than 600 jobs when Century Aluminum closed its plant in February 2009.

Retired millwright Bob Blare says the roof effort began after a local chamber of commerce meeting.

He says it's a symbol of what can be accomplished when people work together.

Blare says the work will begin at 8 a.m. and wrap up in the afternoon.

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