Community Programs

Serving Residents in the City of Hurricane and Surrounding Areas

There are many agencies and community groups that serve the residents in the City of Hurricane and surrounding areas. 

John Henson Senior Center

At the John Henson Senior Center, Putnam Aging provides daily meals, activities and fellowship for Senior Citizens at the Senior Center. They also provide meal delivery, transportation services and home care services. For more information on the Putnam Aging program, call (304) 755-2385 or visit their website:

The Senior Center is also available to rent for meetings, events, or gatherings. For more information about renting the facility, call (304) 755-2385.

Christian Community Cupboard

The Christian Community Cupboard is Hurricane’s local food pantry located at 2843 Virginia Avenue. There are several churches and local groups that contribute to the cupboard as well as many volunteers. It serves Putnam County south of the Kanawha River.

The Christian Community Cupboard’s mission is to provide temporary relief for families in need by providing food, cleaning, and toiletry items for clients who register and are seeking assistance. The Cupboard, on average, helps over 300 families each month. The Cupboard operates from 10 am-noon on Tuesdays and Fridays and the third Saturday of each month. For more information about the Cupboard, or to donate, please call (304) 562-9373.

West Virginia Homeowners Rescue

The West Virginia Homeowner Rescue Program (WVHR) is a housing-related program funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to assist West Virginia homeowners facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began after January 21, 2020 (including a hardship that began before January 21, 2020, and continued after that date). The program will provide financial assistance to eligible homeowners for qualified mortgage or housing-related expenses to avoid delinquency, default, foreclosure, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacement.

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Local Organizations that Assist with Housing Repair:

Habitat for Humanity

(304) 720-0141 |

Southwestern Community Action Council

(304) 525-5151 |

Christmas Blessings

The City of Hurricane runs the Christmas Blessings program each year to help families who are in need of gifts for their children. The City takes applications (which require supporting documentation of need) during the fall from families. The City then seeks community sponsors or donors for each child. Sponsors may opt to shop for their sponsored child personally or make a donation in which the City finds volunteers to fulfill that child’s gift.

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In 2023, the City served over 430 children through the Christmas Blessings program.

Please check back in September for more information.

Project SAFE

The City of Hurricane offers free smoke alarms for Hurricane residents in need. Project SAFE (Smoke Alarms For Everyone) is designed to reduce fire-related injuries and deaths by installing smoke alarms in privately owned homes free of charge. Alarms are installed by City of Hurricane Emergency Services Personnel. Smoke alarms are given on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. If you wish to apply or donate to this project, please call City Hall at (304) 562-5896 or

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

The City of Hurricane offers free carbon monoxide alarms for Hurricane residents in need on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. If you wish to apply or want more information, please call (304) 562-5896 or stop by City Hall.

City of Hurricane Wastewater Treatment Plant Solar Panels

The City of Hurricane Wastewater Treatment Plant received solar panels through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The grant funds were invested towards numerous ways to save energy and cost including the solar panel system at the Wastewater Plant. These panels save an average of $400-$450 per month in operating costs. Click here to view the details on the solar panels.

Free Tax Preparation

The City of Hurricane and the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation offer free tax preparation each tax season at the Hurricane Municipal Building. Appointments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Each season appointments are completely booked up. For information on if the program is available for the current year, call City Hall for all the details at (304) 562-5896 or and you will be directed to how to make an appointment.

Family Assistance

The City of Hurricane and Putnam County are home to many agencies that provide assistance in many different areas such as utility assistance, job assistance, clothing and other services.

Please See the List Below with Agency Names and Phone Numbers

(Please note that some agencies may be located outside of City limits and Putnam County):


EnAct Community Action helps low-income individuals with job training, utility assistance, resume development, homemaker development, food assistance, and clothing.

2723 Main Street

(304) 562-6037

Workforce West Virginia

Workforce West Virginia provides workforce training workshops, seminars, access to job listings, computer training, and professional development.

(800) 252-5267