WV VOAD flood relief

By CourtneyHarrison - [email protected]

WILLIAMSON – On Friday, the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (WV VOAD) and members of the Williamson Fire Department Junior Firefighters program gathered cleaning kits, shovels, and other supplies to send to flood victims impacted by the flooding that occurred on Thursday, June 23.

Two members of the Junior Fire Fighter program assisted WV VOAD to deliver a truck of supplies Friday afternoon. Judy Hamrick commended the Junior Fire Fighters stating, “We are proud of our Junior Fire Fighters for helping out.”

WV VOAD has established a hotline for June flood survivors to contact in regard to free cleanup services. The telephone number is 1-800-451-1954.

Donations are currently being accepted through WV VOAD to assist flood victims. Checks may be sent to WV VOAD Disaster Relief Fund, 815 Alderson Street, Williamson W.Va. 25661. Donations may also be made online. Forms are also available online for those interested in donating goods. For more information on how to donate visit https://wvvoad.communityos.org/cms/home.

According to the website WV VOAD is an organization dedicated to disaster response. The website states that, “The West Virginia VOAD is the state chapter of the National VOAD. The WV VOAD consists of organizations active in disaster response throughout the state of West Virginia.The VOADs role is to bring organizations together and enable them to understand each other and work together during times of disaster preparedness, response, relief and recovery.”

The website explains that WV VOAD provides assistance in a variety of ways including: debris removal, mass care, mucking and gutting, mental health, spiritual care, food banks and rebuilding construction work.

The WV VOAD provides assistance for any type of disaster. Those seeking assistance may email [email protected]. In the email, provide a name, phone number, county, and a description of disaster related damages that have occurred. A telephone call can also be placed at 304-235-2692 ext. 1121.

By CourtneyHarrison

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