Kentucky supports WV Coal Miners and their Families

After watching the news this morning, I thought it was important that the WV Coal Miners and their Families know that we are praying for them and support them in their time of need.

(As reported by ABC News)

The West Virginia community rocked by a massive mine explosion that killed 25 people are holding onto fading hope that the four miners believed to be trapped deep in in the mountainside will be found alive.

The mine owners were fined millions last year for toxic levels of gas.

"I’ve never seen anything like it," West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin told "Good Morning America" today, adding that it could take more than 12 hours for rescue workers to drill deep enough in the mine to ventilate the area and test the air quality.

Nearly everyone in the community surrounding Massey Energy Co.’s Upper Big Branch mine near Whitesville, W. Va., has been affected by the worst mine disaster in more than 25 years.

President Obama asked for prayers for the men killed, their families and the rescue workers trying to find the miners still missing.

"May they rest in peace and may their families find comfort in the hard days ahead," he said from the East Room of the White House ahead of an Easter prayer breakfast.

Obama reiterated his offer to Manchin that "the federal government stands ready to offer any assistance that is needed."

Eleven deceased miners have been identified so far, leaving 18 families to wonder whether their loved ones are among the 14 still unidentified or whether they can hold out hope that they are among the four possibly still alive deep in the mine.

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