Want To Help Flood Victims in WVa? Here’s How — Updated
Updated: Locations are being added. Please feel free to add to the comments — name of location and address (street, city). The need is growing as time passes … anything helps. They have lost their homes, businesses, and, sadly, loved ones.
The devastation is unbelievable as West Virginians try to cope with massive flooding and the tragedy of lost lives. On the positive side, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin told MSNBC on Monday that the number of deaths was lowered to 23 after two people who had been swept away in flood waters were found alive.
Word from those with boots on the ground is that it is far worse than what is being reported on the news. The federal government has set up to help three counties; 41 more are under a state of emergency. Search-and-rescue is still taking place.
Many want to help. Here’s how. (This list will continue to be updated.)
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin: Facebook updates and photos of the devastation..
U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito: Emergency Response updates and information.
Greenbrier County Emergency Shelter: 304-645-6999, or mail monetary donations to 3584 Davis Stuart Road, Lewisburg, WV, 24901.
The Greenbrier: Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center, just across the street from the main property on Kate’s Mountain Road. Donations can also be made online at http://www.therhemalife.com, or by texting the amount you wish to give and the word “neighbor” to 501-697-4362.
West Virginia University: A list of items needed as well as financial and other ways to help.
Augusta County: Augusta Health Care for Women, 39 Beam Lane, Fishersville. Their office administrator’s WV home town is flooded. Here is the list of needed items.
Augusta County: Veterinary Emergency Services in Verona is a drop-off point for items such as paper products, bottled water, toiletries, clothing, pet items. 465 Lee Highway, Verona 24482.
Augusta County Government Center (Verona), Preston Yancey Fire Department (Fishersville), Company 10 Augusta Fire Department (Richmond Road, Staunton): Friday, July 1, from 8am-5pm, to drop off items.
Augusta County Sheriff’s Department (Verona): Drop off items anytime.
Harrisonburg: Church of the Nazarene (1871 Boyers Rd) and Wingfield Ministries (2389 Grace Chapel Rd): Drop-off points for donated items.
Lexington-Rockbridge County: Faith Mountain Baptist Church, 270 Valley Pike, Lexington – drop-off location. Needed items: Pull Ups for toddlers, mens’ deodorant, hand sanitizer, FOOD — canned or single serving, sugar, and loaves of bread.
Samitarian’s Purse: Franklin Graham’s organization is providing volunteers and accepting financial donations.
God’s Pit Crew: Danville group is sending tractor-trailers of goods. Their Facebook page gives more details about the needs including water and financial donations.
Salvation Army: Financial donations can be made by sending a check earmarked “June 2016 West Virginia Floods” to your local Salvation Army office, or online, or by making a credit card donation at 1-800-SAL-ARMY. Be sure to designate the donation for the “June 2016 West Virginia Floods.” Check out this site for more info on other donations they are collecting.
Volunteer West Virginia: Volunteers needed. Volunteer West Virginia: The State’s Commission for National and Community Service.
Charleston, WV: A number of drop-off locations around Charleston and beyond are listed here.
Rockville: 17347 Pouncy Tract Road, Rockville — Cox Transportation tractor-trailer for donation drop-offs now through Thursday, June 30. Virginia State Trooper Angela Shaffier, who is originally from Greenbrier County, WV, is coordinating the effort to fill the truck with items needed by those who have been affected by the flooding. She noted that some people had lost everything, and plans to drive to West Virginia on Friday. Read more about the effort here.
Chesterfield County: Wal-Mart parking lot, 14501 Hancock Village Dr, Chesterfield. Now through July 15, 4-8pm. Tractor-trailer to transported donated items. Also need volunteers to collect donations. Clover Hill High School Band Boosters is coordinating the effort. More information here.
Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Department: Drop-off site for donations. Most needed items are drinking water, cleaning supplies, and pet food.
In addition, civic organizations, churches, and others are reaching out. Prayers for West Virginia.