WVU Mobilizing Storm Relief Efforts
June 25, 2016
“West Virginia University’s heart aches for the victims of yesterday’s devastating storm and flash flooding in central and southern West Virginia,” WVU President Gordon Gee
said. “Our students, faculty and staff – along with our WVU Extension Service – are mobilizing to offer supplies and critical aid to our fellow Mountaineers in need. God Bless our great state.”
Donation drop-off locations will be available Saturday and Sunday (June 25-26) from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Monday (June 27) from 8 a.m. – 1p.m. at the WVU Coliseum
, Kroger at Suncrest Town Centre, and Little General Store locations on Van Voorhis Road and Willey Street in Morgantown.
The highest priority items include:
- cleaning supplies including bleach
- baby wipes
- baby food and formula
- work gloves
- toilet paper
- feminine hygiene items
In addition, WVU football
will be collecting water and goods on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The truck will be located in the Milan Puskar Stadium
parking lot. WVU students, faculty or staff can sign up to volunteer through iServe.
Checks are also being accepted by mail:
WV VOAD Disaster Relief Fund
815 Alderson St.
Williamson, WV 25661
WVU Extension Service
agents and specialists are already helping residents in affected areas cope with the after-effects.
“Because of their knowledge of local agencies and organizations, county Extension faculty and staff can direct affected residents to good sources of assistance,” Steve Bonanno
, dean and director of the WVU Extension Service, said.
Additionally, WVU Extension county offices can provide information to both victims and relief workers on many areas of flood and storm cleanup. After the initial cleanup, people need to know how to get their lives and homes back in order, Bonanno said. They face such practical issues as cleaning their bedding and clothing, removing mold from houses, deciding which food to discard, testing their wells, saving their gardens and coping with stress.
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