EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (WKBN) – The need is great in the East Palestine area, and The Way Station in Columbiana has been helping.

On Thursday, Norfolk Southern announced a huge donation to the nonprofit.

The $250,000 donation will help the nonprofit assist East Palestine in its recovery efforts from the train derailment last month.

“We still are providing … but those needs every single week have changed and evolved,” says The Way Station Executive director Chaney Nezbeth. “We see that in the long term, those needs will continue to change.”

The money will help the nonprofit with a permanent location in the village, get supplies and hire more staff, including a social worker.

This brings the total financial commitment from Norfolk Southern to East Palestine to $24 million. The company says there is more to come.