According to a press release from WVFlood.com, local flood response organizers are reporting an urgent need for volunteers to help with flood cleanup efforts over the next 10 days.
According to Volunteer West Virginia Executive Director Heather Foster, more than 1,000 homeowners have reported needing cleanup and recovery assistance, primarily in Kanawha, Clay, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties.
“Immediately after the flood we had a huge number of people putting their hand up to help, which was so inspiring,” Foster said. “Now is a critical time to maintain that momentum.”
To volunteer, all individuals and groups are encouraged to simply report to the Volunteer Reception Center nearest them. Groups of 10 or more should call in advance so the center can prepare work assignments. If you registered online and haven’t received a call to volunteer, please report directly to the nearest reception center for an assignment.
Rainelle Volunteer Reception Center
Old Magic Mart Building
VRC phone is 304-808-1872
VRC Email: LewisburgVRC@gmail.com
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For the complete press release and a full list of volunteer reception centers in the area, click here. For information about how to volunteer, visit wvflood.com/volunteer.