Red Crossers from throughout Tennessee have been or will be deployed soon to West Virginia to assist in flood relief efforts there. Some have left this morning, and more are scheduled to leave tomorrow and Monday. Additionally, several standby Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) drivers are on awaiting activation.
Since Thursday, devastating floods have hit West Virginia, covering a large portion of the state. Red Cross workers have opened numerous shelters in several counties and are providing meals, relief supplies, and other assistance to those affected as well as meals for first responders. Red Cross disaster mental health workers are helping people cope. Health workers are helping to replace needed items like prescription medications and eyeglasses. The Red Cross is monitoring the situation and working with state and local officials and partners to help ensure people get the help they need.
If you'd like to help people affected by disasters like flooding and countless other crises, please consider making a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. You can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.