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Update: 3 Ways to Help with Western Virginia & West Virginia Floods

BGAV Disaster Response volunteer Hollywood Brooks, a member of Hermitage Baptist in Church View, Va., came with a team to help Phyllis Merritt. NAMB photo by Laura Sikes.

BGAV Disaster Response volunteer Hollywood Brooks, a member of Hermitage Baptist in Church View, Va., came with a team to help Phyllis Merritt. NAMB photo by Laura Sikes.

Updated: 7/29/16 at 3:35pm by Aaron Lee.

In the past 5 weeks, BGAV volunteers have assessed 70 homes for cleanup and repair and completed 58 of those jobs with 345 volunteer days. Volunteers have supported these teams with BGAV shower and laundry units along with administrative support.

As we begin shifting toward the long-term rebuilding effort, operations are shifting. Volunteers will continue to be needed to assist with rebuilding for many months, and you can continue to support these efforts with your financial contributions.

We are so appreciative of the BGAV family and our ability to respond together to serve our neighbors in a time of great need. Thank you for your support!

How You and Your Church Can Help

There are three ways you can help: give, fill a flood bucket, and volunteer.

Donations

Donate online at bgav.org/donate, or mail to BGAV Attn: West Virginia Flood, 2828 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294.

Donations will support on-the-ground response efforts in West Virginia. 100% of your disaster contribution helps families and communities in West Virginia. Through your generous, ongoing support of the BGAV, our daily operations are fully funded by our budget, leaving donations to make a difference for those who need it most.

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Volunteer

As recovery and rebuilding operations continue, we are partnering with the site command in each response location. Contact Aaron Lee, BGAV Disaster Response Coordinator, for information on how to mobilize your team!

Want to volunteer?

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6/29 Update:

It has been five days since devastating flood affected our neighbors in West Virginia, just a short drive away for many in Virginia. Our Virginia Baptist Disaster Response team has mobilized equipment and volunteers to help West Virginia Baptists stand up response operations. Virginia Baptist teams are based at First Baptist Church, Fairlea, WV, a few minutes south of Lewisburg.

We currently have two shower units and a laundry unit on site. We will soon have three recovery teams joining the response in Fairlea as they are quickly standing up response operations.

6/27 Update:

Two BGAV showers and a laundry unit are on their way to Fairlea, WV, to support the Baptist relief center at First Baptist Church, Fairlea.

Also today, two BGAV assessors are meeting with emergency managers in Covington, VA, to visit homeowners and determine how we might be able to offer assistance in their cleanup efforts.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support of Virginia Baptist Disaster Response. Know 100% of your financial contributions through the BGAV will provide assistance to the affected areas. Financial contributions are always the best way to support relief efforts after a disaster.

Original Post

Heavy flooding in Alleghany and Botetourt counties and the City of Covington have left many homeowners to dig out. Farther west, West Virginia residents experienced catastrophic flooding as a result of the same storm.

Disaster response teams are on standby to respond as flood waters recede and teams are able to begin assisting homeowners with flood recovery.

Financial contributions are the best way to help local responders and residents get the assistance they need. Thank you for your support of Virginia Baptist Disaster Response!

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  1. Am interested in chainsaw work only. Not able to do mud out and clean up.