“The MOC” by AmeriCorps member Kody Lester.

Check out our new blog from our AmeriCorps Workforce Development program. We have some new initiatives coming up as well.


collage2What We Do

As a nonprofit and business incubator, RAIL’s priorities shift to meet the ever-changing needs of coalfield residents and business leaders. Our comprehensive programs include:

Business Development

RAIL invites other agencies and organizations to use the MOC for programs and businesses that help serve our community. For more information, please call the MOC at 304-294-6188.

Mullens Opportunity Center (MOC)

The former Mullens Grade School, now known as the Mullens Opportunity Center (MOC, /mɑk/), is RAIL’s base of operations. The MOC serves as a space for events, guest speakers, small businesses, and nonprofit programming. Please contact Charlene to learn more.

Where We Are

Healthy Lifestyles

Wyoming County Diabetes Coalition

RAIL’s Healthy Lifestyles program is coordinated by Charlene Cook, the Director of Operations at the MOC. The program is funded by the Marshall University Center for Rural Health and provides a wide range of offerings.


Residents who want to learn how to lose weight and exercise sensibly can join the MOC’s Shed Unwanted Pounds weight-loss group. Our support group welcomes residents of all ages, and participants meet in the gym every Monday and Wednesday at 5 p.m. We often hold sessions on cooking light and participants talk about weight loss tips and success stories. The program is followed by line-dancing classes.

Our program has been featured in a number of local newspapers and media outlets. In 2014, the Wyoming County Report also featured an article on the MOC’s garden beds for residents with physical limitations. Our healthy eating initiative also aligns with the MOC’s agricultural projects and Farm to School programming.


RAIL also offers exercise classes and health fairs throughout the year. Many local residents use the MOC facilities to walk and exercise indoors, especially during the fall and winter months. To learn more, please visit our Facebook page.


RAIL Relies on Volunteers

Old or young, fast or slow, new to West Virginia or born-and-bred, everyone can contribute to making the southern coalfields a better place to live. RAIL hosts alternative spring break teams, church groups, and anyone who would like to help serve.

Special thanks to David Sebastio for making this video about the University of Baltimore’s trip to Mullens in 2015.

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Past Volunteer Projects
RAIL and AmeriCorps