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Philanthropy West Virigina Assisting with Flood Recovery Response

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

In response to the devastating floods in West Virginia, many friends, neighbors and leaders across the country are asking how they can help communities recover. Philanthropy West Virginia has compiled information to connect you with the variety of resources to volunteer, donate, and provide immediate and long-term recovery assistance. A great national resource to use for disaster recovery and developed by our peers in New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy is the Disaster Philanthropy Playbook which you can access here: http://disasterplaybook.org.

FOR DONATING:

If you wish to make a donation on the local level in affected counties (100% going to the needs of local citizens and communities), you can do so by checking out this list of Community Foundations and United Ways including:

    Nicholas County:

        Nicholas County Community Foundation at 304-872-0202 at email: [email protected] Visit: nccfwv.com

    Summers County:

        Hinton Area Foundation at 304-466-5332 or email: [email protected] or [email protected] Visit: http://hintonareafoundation.org

    Greenbrier, Pocahontas, & Monroe counties:

        For Immediate monetary support: United Way of the Greenbrier at unitedwaygreenbrier.org/flood; or

        For Long term recovery monetary support: Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation at 304-645-5620 or email: [email protected] Visit: www.gvfoundation.org

    Raleigh, Fayette and Nicholas counties:

        United Way of Southern WV: https://unitedwayswv.org (check the Donate tab and select for WVFlood Recovery and which county/counties)

    Webster, Fayette, & Raleigh counties:

        Beckley Area Foundation at 304-253-3806 or email: [email protected] Please call as they don’t have an online giving option.

    Kanawha and Clay Counties:

        United Way of Central WV visit: http://www.unitedwaycwv.org

    Kanawha, Fayette, Boone, and Clay Counties:

        The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation at 304.346.3620 or email: [email protected] . Visit: tgkvf.org

    Roane County:

        Parkersburg Area Community Foundation: 304-428-4438 or email: [email protected]

    Roane, Jackson, Calhoun:

        United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley at 304-580-0570 or visit www.uwamov.com/flood

For STATEWIDE updates and supporting the Statewide Disaster Recovery Fund, visit: https://wvvoad.communityos.org/cms/home The WV Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WVVOAD) “Disaster Recovery Fund” is facilitated by the WV United Methodist Foundation to make giving for needs available.  (Please note names will not be used for solicitation by the United Methodist Foundation nor sold to others). It is available at the link above.  We have been assured that 100% of donations go to serving those in need.

For immediate needs, you can also work with the American Red Cross.  Check out the options to volunteer and donate at: http://www.redcross.org/local/west-virginia

FOR MAKING MAJOR GRANTS: Philanthropy WV’s team is keeping a listing of major needs for long-term recovery and if foundations/corporate giving programs need input or contacts, feel free to contact our office directly at 304.517.1450.

FOR VOLUNTEERING:

    By County: (Local updates will be made as resources come in)

        Greenbrier County: Greenbrier Valley 2016 Flood Relief Facebook Page.

        Summers County: Summers County Flood Recovery & Relief Facebook Page.

    Individual Volunteers: Volunteers should not self-deploy, please stay safe until contacted by a volunteer coordinator.

        Please register to volunteer at volunteerwv.org.  If you are already volunteering at a local shelter or response operation but are not already registered with another disaster response agency (like the Red Cross), please register using the link on our website and comments with your current volunteer location.

    GROUP VOLUNTEERS:

        For agencies with groups of volunteers ready to help (including church groups and student organizations), please register your team on the website at www.volunteerwv.org. You only need to register your team once.

For Agencies who Need Additional Volunteer Support: If your agency needs additional volunteer support to staff shelters, conduct damage assessments or is anticipating other volunteer needs, please contact [email protected] or 304-558-0111 to complete a volunteer request.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 304.517.1450. #WVStrong #PutWV1st Follow us at @PhilanthropyWV (Twitter and Facebook) for updates on need.

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