Donations pile up for flood relief in West Virginia

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - People across Southwest Virginia are coming together to help those affected by the deadly storm in West Virginia. Community groups, businesses and kind-hearted residents are digging deep into their pockets to provide support.

One by one, people are lending a helping hand to those affected by flooding. Robert Miller saw what was happening in West Virginia and wanted to do something to help.

"I saw it in the news and I felt sorry," said Miller. "It hurt so many people."

Miller donated items at a drop-off location set up by Communication Workers of America and Feeding America Southwest Virginia. Organizers hoped to fill a truck with cleaning products for families dealing with what's left after the worst storm since 1985.

"As water starts to recede, it's important to them to go back in and start cleaning the walls down to protect against mold and such," said Chuck Simpson, President of CWA Local Union 2204.

Donations continue to pile up at Greenbrier Nurseries in Roanoke.

Staff said they loaded 19 trucks with supplies since the storm hit last Thursday. In addition to bottled water, clothes, pet food and other supplies the nursery collected more than $8,000 dollars in donations on Tuesday. Business owners said Roanoke's support to our neighbors in West Virginia has been overwhelming. Through donations, people have devoted themselves to helping those who lost valuables and loved ones get back on their feet.

Click here to learn about other organizations accepting donations to send to West Virginia.