Jobs and Hope WV Changing, Saving Lives

MOUNDSVILLE — A man gave a moving testimony last week to the positive effect that Jobs and Hope WV has had on him – it literally saved his life.

At Tuesday evening’s city council meeting in Moundsville, David Gorby addressed council to extol the virtues of the program and how it helped him turn his life around. Council member Sara Wood, who was present Tuesday, is the transition agent for Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties.

Gorby said he had struggled with addiction for 21 years, since he was 13. As of Wednesday, Gorby said he was nine months clean, which garnered a round of applause from the audience. He recounted the steps of his recovery – including overdosing 19 times across 2019 – and how he hopes that others like him will come join the program to turn their lives around.

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