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Hundreds of families hit by West Virginia flood helped by Roanoke Valley donations

White Sulphur Springs, WV  Courtesy: Courtesy: Chad Agner
White Sulphur Springs, WV Courtesy: Courtesy: Chad Agner (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

COVINGTON (WSLS 10) - An appliance and furniture donation center in Covington is closing after helping hundreds of flooded families.

Little remains in the center at Mallow Mall, but what is left will be driven to West Virginia in coming weeks.

Fincastle Baptist Church and the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce partnered up to deliver hope to those trying to rebuild.

Volunteers recall the response from victims and want to thank those who donated.

"They have stories to tell and it makes you really think how blessed we are," said Patsy Snead, a volunteer.

"So many of them just wanted to be able to sit around a kitchen table together again," explained Teresa Hammond, Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce.

"We have been overwhelmed with phone calls and thank you notes it is just heartbreaking stories what they have experienced and to see their gratitude has just touch me and our staff at Fincastle Baptist just time and time again," said Pastor Kevin Cummings, Fincastle Baptist Church.

In total, 469 families received donations.


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