The major flooding in West Virginia over the past weekend has put the state under a disaster declaration by President Obama. The floods have claimed the lives of over two dozen people and destroyed hundreds of homes and property. Several counties in Western and Southwestern Virginia have also been affected by these historic floods. The Mountain View Conference ACS Director is in contact with our Columbia Union ACS DR Coordinator, who is communicating with several of the other nearby conference Disaster Response leaders.
At the request of the state government, the Mountain View Conference ACS is currently not accepting volunteers and donated goods. The donations warehouse for goods and other items is being coordinated. Many areas are still inundated, and search and rescue mission efforts are in process. However, the Mountain View Conference is accepting monetary donations which can be provided to assist in their response.
The donations can be sent to:
Mountain View Conference
1400 Liberty Street
Parkesburg, WV 26101
Let us continue to pray for those who are affected and for our ACS volunteers, as they continue to serve those in need.
Update - June 28, 2016
W. Derrick Lea, NAD ACS Disaster Response Director, is in communication with Larry Murphy, Mountain View Conference ACS Director, and Minnie McNeil, Columbia Union Director, to identify the assistance they could offer to those affected. The Southern Union was approached to arrange a team for managing the warehouse. The Tennessee Warehouse Team has agreed to arrive in West Virginia on Wednesday, June 29. We are also in touch with our Crisis Care Lead, Martin Feldbush, about establishing a team to assist with the Spiritual Care needs the community is experiencing. This is going to be a long term recovery process, and so the Management Team will start plans of training and outfitting a local team before mid-July.