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Community groups looking out for kids during WV teacher strike


Mandy Edwards


The statewide West Virginia teacher strike continued for a second day on Friday, but for Jennifer Holley and Rashard Clark, it was mostly business as usual at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, in downtown Charleston.

“We do this every day. There are a lot of kids you see all day long, and you know the only thing they’re going to eat that day is what they get at school,” said Holley, the center’s manager. “When school is canceled, planned or not, we deal with it. School breaks, snow days, early releases. This happens all the time. This time, there just happens to be some controversy behind it.”

The community center is open every day, except Sunday.