Posted: 7/21/16 at 10:45am.
After the devastating floods that hit West Virginia on June 23, Virginia Baptist Disaster Response, in partnership with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, responded with equipment and volunteers. Crews have been present in Greenbrier County helping clean homes, do laundry, and perform other necessary jobs.
BGAV churches responded en mass with financial contributions and scores of flood buckets through the #FloodBucketsOfLove campaign. Through July 19, BGAV has provided 224 volunteer days, assessed 70 jobs, and completed 33 jobs.
Nearly 150 flood buckets were collected from around the state with monies to purchase 28 more. These donations and future financial contributions will support long-term rebuilding efforts in the affected areas through our teams and partners.
Since June 23, parts of the affected areas experienced additional flooding, highlighting the continued need for volunteers to help with the cleanup process. If you can give a few days to a week, please contact Virginia Baptist Disaster Response now. Volunteers are able to respond with and without disaster credentials.
Teams will respond to Fairlea, WV, through the end of July. We are also beginning to explore long-term partnerships throughout West Virginia in the rebuilding and community ministry which will take place for months and years to come.
Want to volunteer? Learn more at BGAV.org/disaster/recovery and let us know the size of your team and dates of availability.