Assessments are still in process, so the needs will continue to emerge. In the meantime, volunteers are asked NOT to go without registering and coordinating with the proper authorities.
Volunteer West Virginia is coordinating a volunteer registry:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/16Floods
Volunteers are needed in the field for a variety of tasks. Erica Mani with the West Virginia Red Cross is helping to coordinate these efforts and can be reached at Erica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clay County is in need of non-perishable food items. They also need cleaning items such as brooms, mops, buckets, tarps, laundry detergent and contractor-size garbage bags. The distribution point for the count is Clay County High School. The West Virginia Chamber and the YWCA are heading to Clay County today with these much-needed supplies.
Cleaning supplies other than bleach are needed and include shovels, mops, boots, squeeges, buckets and brushes. These supplies are in high demand can be delivered to relief centers or to the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce office at 1624 Kanawha Blvd. East in Charleston.
Mancan, a staffing agency located in South Charleston, is hiring people to help clean up in flooded communities. The pay is $10/hour and the information flyer can be viewed by clicking here.
Donations of cleaning supplies, gloves, mops, brooms, rubber boots, plastic totes, diapers, baby wipes, hygiene supplies, and pet food and litter are needed. Please do not send clothing. Your local churches and/or fire department are good sources for donation coordination.
In addition to the direct assistance above, several local organizations are doing their part to help support our friends and family members in need. As the college is notified of local events and supply drives, this list and our facebook wall will be updated with the opportunities to offer additional support from our region.
Captain Mullin's (reservations requested) will donate 10% of all earnings from their dinner hours to West Virginia VOAD non-profit.