How To Support WV Flood Relief Efforts Marly Hazen June 27, 2016 A guide for Randolph Countians and others hoping to make a difference in the West Virginia flood relief efforts. Donate Funds WV Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) United Way of Greenbrier County (Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas) United Way of Southern West Virginia (Fayette, McDowell, Mercer, Nicholas, Raleigh, Summers, and Wyoming): Click here to donate, or text the GOAL17 to 71777 to donate. The United Way of Southern West Virginia says that it assumes all recent donations through PayPal are for flood relief and is using these donations for flood relief efforts. American Red Cross West Virginia: Click here to donate (you can select “West Virginia Floods” from the dropdown menu), or text the word WVFLOODS to 90999 to donate $10. Donate Supplies Locally Visit the side door of the Elkins Fire Department to drop off needed supplies. Donations will be accepted between 7:00 am — 7:00 pm until Friday, July 1. Cleaning Supplies: Brooms, Mops, Buckets, Bleach, Clorox Wipes, Soap, Heavy Latex Gloves, Trash Bags Groceries: Canned Food, Children’s Juice Boxes, Bottled Water / Gallon Jugs, Pet Food Toiletries: Diapers, Baby Wipes, Wet Wipes, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste First Aid Supplies: Children’s Motrin, Band-Aids, Antibiotic Ointment, Hydrogen Peroxide Clothing: Undergarments and other clothing Miscellaneous: Flashlights, AA and AAA Batteries, Blankets Register as a Volunteer For safety, volunteers have been asked to refrain from deploying across the state on your own. Please register to stay informed of opportunities: Volunteer West Virginia’s flood response team (Read more here.) Volunteers are needed to help with meals at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Elkview. Call Janet Kelley (Catholic Charities WV State Disaster Recovery) at (304) 953-0042 with any questions. Local Art Fundraisers Photographer Howie McCormick, of Gassaway, is donating proceeds from his print of an American flag flying after the floods. Artist Emily Prentice, of Elkins, has designed a shirt celebrating community resilience. Proceeds go toward flood relief. If you know of any other local / Randolph County donation sites, fundraising events, volunteer opportunities, etc., please comment below. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.