Two locals collect professional clothing to donate to community

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Walking into a job interview can be extremely intimidating. You might be asking yourself, “Will I say the right thing?” “Am I qualified?” But Dr. Kristi Dumas and Robert Dunlap want to make sure the people in the Beckley community do not stress about one thing: “Do I look the part?” […]

Local organizations partner to provide clothing assistance for job seekers

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A new career assistance project called the Beckley Success Closet aims to provide free professional clothing to job seekers. The project was put together in a collaborative effort from The Dumas Psychology Collective and the law office of Robert Dunlap. Dr. Kristi Dumas with The Dumas Psychology Collective spearheaded the project, […]

‘Beckley Success Closet’ to help job seekers dress for success

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) Two local businesses are teaming up to help job seekers dress for success. The Dumas Psychology Collective, along with the law office of Robert Dunlap, are opening the ‘Beckley Success Closet’ on the first floor of Dunlap’s Main Street office. Right now, Kristi Dumas is taking donations of gently used or brand […]

Mental health experts offer tips to keep New Year’s Resolutions

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) The pandemic isn’t the only catastrophe that has taken the world by storm in the last year. Health experts say more West Virginians are experiencing mental health issues as a result of pandemic-related stressors, including the loss of jobs, virtual learning, and limited time spent with friends and family. So for those […]

Beckley Rotary Club gives back to families in need this holiday season

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The spirit of giving is alive with the Beckley Rotary Club. This holiday season, members have been finding ways to give back to families in need. Within three weeks, The Beckley Rotary Club raised over $10,000 for families and students in the Beckley area. “We just wanted to put some Christmas magic […]

Dr. Kristi Dumas Shares Ways to Boost Mental Health During Holidays

Watch the full video here. (WVVA)- As the days grow dimmer and leaves begin to lose their color, you may begin to feel less motivated to do every day activities. It’s a sign of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD for short. It’s defined by the Mayo Clinic as a type of depression that is related […]

Locals react to election of first woman of color as Vice President

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) It was a day for the history books with the first woman and woman of color to be elected Vice President of the United States. Kamala Harris also made history on Saturday for being the first South Asian American elected to the officer. Her political career includes other barrier-breaking moments, such as […]