In Covington, Virginia:
- 27 homes have been assisted by flood recovery teams
In West Virginia:
- 165 volunteers served
- Over 55 churches responded with volunteers
- Over 65,000 meals served
- Currently all SBC of Virginia teams are home and all our operations are closed
- More than 300 homes in West Virginia still need teams
More opportunities to respond will be available soon. These will be coordinated through Mission Opportunities.
How Can My Church Respond?
There are several ways for churches and individuals to play a vital role in the flood recovery efforts in Virginia and West Virginia:
with Ongoing Efforts in West Virginia
In June 2016, heavy rains devastated communities in West Virginia. Disaster Relief volunteers were on site for weeks, providing meals to those impacted. Now, volunteers are needed for Flood Recovery in West Virginia where more than 300 homes need cleanup assistance.
Volunteers do not need to be DR Certified, but do need to be at least 18 years old.
All inquiries can be made to email@example.com
As new volunteer opportunities arise, they will be posted on sbcv.org/missionconnection
Donate Furniture & Appliances
for Flood Victims
Fincastle Baptist Church is collecting new/used appliances or furniture for flood victims. Items should be in good working order without significant stains, smells or soil. Items to be collected include: sofas, tables, chairs, bed sets including mattresses, cribs, pack and plays, dresser drawers, lamps, refrigerators, washers & dryers.
Items can be dropped off at Fincastle Baptist Church, 7330 Roanoke Road, Fincastle, VA 24090 between 9 AM – 5 PM or at Mallow Mall at 117 Mall Road in Covington, VA (next to the old K-Mart) from 9 AM – 5 PM
Assemble Flood Buckets
for Flood Victims
Individuals and churches can assemble Flood Buckets that include basic cleaning supplies and necessities.
See below for content’s list and collection sites.
SBDR / Home Depot Flood Buckets
This flood bucket contains a mold control product. The bucket can be given to a homeowner that would like to do their own clean up. We would still recommend the use of Shockwave for all SBDR volunteers to use.
|5 Gallon Homer Bucket||0000-131-227|
|QEP All purpose sponge (3pk)||0000-634-115|
|1- Ct Heavy duty Disposable Green gloves||0000-695-836|
|Workforce Small soft grip scrub brush||0000-687-400|
|Sharpie Permanent marker (black – 2 pk)||0000-451-153|
|Retractable utility knife||0000-377-784|
|HDX All Purpose wide mouth sprayer||1000-050-563|
|3M Eyeglass protector||0000-211-680|
|E/O Conbrobium mold control spray, 32 oz||0000-106-067|
|Dawn NC BA Fresh Rapids detergent, 25 oz||0000-771-632|
|Firm Grip 2 pk Leather palm gloves||1001-098-898|
|Mr. Clean Summer Citrus, 40oz||0000-127-489|
|5 Gallon Homer leakproof lid||0000-529-776|
|HDX 33 gal drawstring embossed, 50 ct||0000-960-098|
|HDX N95 respirator valved, 3 pk||1000-055-593|
|HDX APC with Bleach, 32 oz||0000-129-028|
|HDX Terry Towels, 4 pk||0000-390-427|
DROPOFF SITES FOR FLOOD BUCKETS
to Disaster Relief
100% of the contributions go to SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief efforts.
Stephanie survived becoming trapped in her home as flood waters swelled around her.
Feeding West Virginia Families Impacted by Flooding
Volunteers serve meals in Elkview, West Virginia. Thousands of meals have already been provided and 4,500 meals continue to be served daily.
James is a local business owner from Clendenin, West Virginia, who lost his home in the flooding.
Fincastle Baptist Church Go Team
Over 200 Fincastle Baptist Church volunteers arrived at Callaghan Elementary School Sunday, June 26th, with relief items, hot food, a shower unit, and inflatables to encourage children. The church mobilized quickly to be the “hands and feet of Jesus” in a community devastated by flooding. They also organized a collection of furniture and appliances which were delivered to flood victims on Saturday, July 2nd.
LU Students Volunteer in West Virginia Flood Relief
Liberty University students served alongside relief volunteers and the National Guard to aid flood victims in West Virginia. Last week they gutted drywall from an elderly woman’s home and removed two inches of mud from White Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org