Disaster Relief volunteers assist West Virginians after flooding

Blue and yellow hard hats can be seen along eight West Virginia counties’ roads and streets — hats worn by Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers. Engaged in recovery assessment, the SBDR response teams are making their way through communities that were under water just days prior, answering calls for help from numerous West Virginians left without power, vehicles and even homes.

On June 23 torrential rains hit West Virginia, causing flooding that claimed at least 24 lives and more than 100 homes. More than 30,000 homes and businesses lost power.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) described the flooding as a “historic” tragedy and applauded the continued efforts of relief response teams such as the American Red Cross and various SBDR units, as reported by the Associated Press. (continued…)

Read the full story from The Alabama Baptist newspaper – http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/print-edition-article-detail.php?id_art=35850

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