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From the Eastern Panhandle to the Kentucky border and beyond, West Virginians are responding to the floods that have devastated communities in the central and southern part of the state.
They are volunteering, donating money, donating supplies. You can too.
This website was created by volunteers in West Virginia to help with the relief effort throughout the state. It’s a portal to give you access to all of the information, events, drop off locations, fundraisers, and relief efforts happening in our great state. This website was created to connect the dots between those donating and those in need. If you would like anything added please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are able to lend some time to volunteering in flood-impacted communities, you are urged to register at Volunteer West Virginia’s special flood response volunteer webpage.
The West Virginia National Guard has told us it is vitally important that well-meaning folks do not self-deploy. In order for volunteer efforts to be most useful, they must be coordinated. If you really want to do your part to help your fellow West Virginians, please register at www.volunteerwv.org
If you are not able to help out physically, you can still do your part. The West Virginia chapter of the American Red Cross is coordinating donations. To give, visit www.redcross.org/local/west-virginia
You can also connect with West Virginia Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (VOAD).
VOAD is a network of agencies which ensures:
- Coordinated services
- Clear communications
- Families with unmet needs (disaster related) receive services
Financial donations are accepted at wvvoad.communityos.org
FOR PEOPLE IN FLOODED AREAS
The Red Cross has a hotline and website for those in need of assistance. It lists open shelters in wouther and central WV. Call 1-800-REDCROSS, or visit www.redcross.org/shelters
FREE FLIGHTS TO AND FROM BECKLEY
ViaAir is offering free flights to and from Southern West Virginia for those impacted by the flooding. West Virginia residents who need to leave the area due to flooding can fly from the Raleigh County Memorial Airport (Beckley, WV – BKW) at no cost. For those needing to get to Southern West Virginia to help family members or assist with relief efforts, ViaAir is also offering free flights into Beckley. For more information, call ViaAir at 304-986-4000 for details and booking assistance.