WV Flood Relief Efforts

07.26.16 – 8:40 AM

Volunteers are needed to help at the Clendenin Nazarene Church Flood Relief.

Thursday, July 28 and Saturday, July 30 from about 10 AM until 4 PM. • Manning a grill and giving food to those who stop by.

If you are available please contact us, and we’ll pass on the address and contact information.

07.12.16 – 3:45 PM

An Update from HelpElkRiver.com

We want to take this time to thank everyone who has offered their time and talent to help those affected by this flood. As many of you are aware, the work of recovery will not go away in two weeks or even two months. We see needs that will carry us into winter.

We are excited to see how communities, churches, and organizations are coming together to pool resources and talents. A very important meeting will take place this week that will hopefully allow us to systematically address needs in regions and dispatch volunteers accordingly. We also plan to have staging areas/warehouses within and without the flood zone so we can start bringing in much needed materials for the next step – rebuilding.

Please bear with us as we keep the buttons disabled for several more days as this coordination effort comes to fruition. We know many of you are anxious to help and we pray that attitude of grace and mercy extends for many weeks to come.

Thank you and God Bless!

07.08.16 – 1:15 PM

An Update from HelpElkRiver.com

Today is the “one week” point of our website being operational, to match volunteers to needs that have come in to Helpelkriver.com.  We have been able to help many people who were affected by the flooding, specifically in the area of “Home Clean Out”, which has been the immediate need for most people, and our primary focus up to this point.

We appreciate everyone who has registered to volunteer in all areas, and are currently evaluating the change in needs, as the initial clean-out for many people has been addressed.  Our goal is to utilize local volunteers as long as we can, as we see how people’s needs are changing.  Many lives have been affected by this tragedy, right in our “back yard.”

If you have not been contacted directly to volunteer in the area of need that you registered, do know that we are continuing to evaluate the needs as soon as they come in, and so far, those have been specific people in need of help with their home.

07.01.16 – 9:15 AM

Connecting our Local Volunteers to Local Needs

The response to the June 23 flooding in West Virginia has been overwhelming. Many want to help with relief efforts, but it can be difficult to know howHelpElkRiver.com is dedicated to getting West Virginians back on their feet by connecting local volunteers to local needs–matching volunteers to needs.

Offer Help

Visit the website and click “Offer Help.” Click on any of the following categories to offer assistance where needed (each includes a brief description of what is involved.

  • Food prep and distribution
  • Home clean-out
  • Needs assessment
  • Supply & donation sorting
  • Transportation services
  • Volunteer truck or other equipment

Request Help

If you or someone you know needs help, visit the website, choose “Request Help,” and complete the form. Currently, needs are being assessed at least three times per day (Morning, Afternoon, and Evening) in the order received.  Someone will contact you when a volunteer match is made.

06.29.16 – 3:50 PM

flood_storage toteRelief workers and families desperately need large plastic storage totes/containers. This will give families a place to store what they are able to save from their homes.

flood_face-maskAlso needed: face masks for clean-up crews.

Items may be dropped off at the truck parked at the School campus through the end of the week.

06.28.16 – 9:15 AM

“Bible Center people everywhere” – That’s how a friend described what he saw yesterday. The Staff Ministry Team will be spending the day there tomorrow. To join a large crew serving Elk Valley Christian School on Thursday, meet at Bible Center School 8 AM Thursday, June 30. Bring any supplies you have. Email Josh Bacchus if you plan to ride church buses.

06.27.16 – 9:45 PM

Semi is nearly full. 4th truck overall. Thrilled with our Bible Center family! Our neighbors up the Elk River are using it as fast as it comes in.

06.27.16 – 3:30 PM

Bible Center Church has been overwhelmed with people contributing to the flood relief effort and volunteering to help.  We have already filled four trucks with products and watched with gratitude as many of our members have been boots-on-the-ground over this past weekend.

What more can we do?  More of the same:

  1. Keep filling the trucks.  Bible Center Church and Union Mission have trucks parked continuously at Bible Center School (across from Ashton Place on Corridor G) and at the church’s Southridge campus (just off Parkway Road near Cabela’s).  The most pressing needs right now are:

Cleaning supplies:  Gloves; buckets; brooms; mops; broom-handled squeegees; shovels; wheelbarrows; bleach; all-purpose cleaners and disinfectants; etc.

Personal products: Toothbrush and toothpaste; comb; hairbrush; deodorant; feminine products; etc.

Paper products: Paper towels; toilet paper; diapers; baby wipes; etc.

Water and non-perishable, ready-to-eat food products

2. Keep donating money at wefeedpeople.com.

3. Volunteer for on-the-ground efforts by contacting Bev@wefeedpeople.com.

06.24.16 – 6:15 PM

In what practical ways can we help?

  1. Fill the truck. Starting Saturday, June 25 we will have a large truck parked at Bible Center School (Oakhurst drive). Items can be dropped off there through Sunday, July 3. Another truck will be parked at Bible Center Church (Southridge Campus) on both Sundays. Primary needs include: cleaning supplies, water, paper products, diapers, and non-perishable food.
  2. Donate our money (Give at wefeedpeople.com or to Bible Center Church earmarked “UMM”)
  3. Be the hands and feet of Jesus (For a relief team assignment, contact bev@wefeedpeople.com)

06.24.16 – 1:55 PM

A refreshed goal at Bible Center is to be the church Charleston wouldn’t want to live without.

With that in mind, and coupled with all of Jesus’ instructions to help those in need, this weekend we are pivoting our plans and resources to partner with Union Mission to provide relief for flood victims in Southern West Virginia. The plans are developing over the next several hours and days, but our primary goal will be to fill a truck with water, food, and cleaning supplies. Those items will then be distributed by Union Mission who will know exactly where they should go.  Additional opportunities for on the ground assistance may develop as well.

Pastor Matt Friend has decided to change his message for Sunday and will be preaching on how God can use us in responding to emergencies (1 Thessalonians 2:1-8).

Starting tomorrow (Saturday) there will be a truck parked in front of our church where you can drop off supplies. Or you can bring your items on Sunday when you come to church.

Plans are developing rapidly and we will attempt to keep people updated on our web site and Facebook page.

Thank you for being a part of what God is doing through the ministry.

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