God's Pit Crew asking for donations as it looks to helps more Hurricane Matthew victims

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DANVILLE (WSLS 10) - Since Sunday, God's Pit Crew has sent 10 tractor trailers, filled with water, Blessing Buckets and relief supplies to some of the hardest hit areas affected by Hurricane Matthew.

The cities we have delivered hope and relief to so far are Conway, South Carolina (Three truckloads); Fayetteville, North Carolina (Two truckloads); Lumberton, North Carolina (Two truckloads); Smithfield, North Carolina (One truckload); Whiteville, North Carolina (One truckload) and Andrews, South Carolina (One truckload).

As the supplies and Blessing Buckets we have in our warehouse are quickly depleting, the phone calls and requests for help continue to increase.

"Just to hear the pleas and the cries for help. We've had so many churches and people that we know along the coast that we've worked with before calling in and saying it's really bad," said God's Pit Crew President Randy Johnson.

As of Tuesday, the God's Pit Crew warehouse has no bottled water or Blessing Buckets, which are two of the most needed items in the affected areas.

In addition to truckloads of relief and hope being sent to North Carolina and South Carolina, the group's first response team will leave this Thursday morning, heading to Conway, South Carolina. The team will assist in cutting down fallen trees and other clean-up efforts.

Product donations are being accepted at the GPC warehouse, located at 2499 N. Main Street in Danville during office hours, Monday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

There are multiple collection drives in our area to help re-stock our warehouse of all essential items, so we can continue to deliver hope to the victims of Hurricane Matthew.

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office will be collecting at Mt. Hermon Food Lion- Friday, Oct. 14 at from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Chatham Food Lion- Friday, Oct. 14 at from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and at Gretna Food Lion- Friday, Oct. 14 at from 9 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Other Collection Sites are Galax Walmart- Saturday, Oct. 15 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Bonsack Walmart in Roanoke- Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.; Buckner Industrial Rigging, located at 7780 Wards Rd, Rustburg, VA 24588- Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Princeton, W.Va. Lowe's, located at 1155 Oakdale Rd, Princeton, W.V. 24740- Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Financial donations can be made at anytime by visiting our website at www.godspitcrew.org, on our Facebook page or by calling the office at 434-836-4472. Monetary gifts will be used to buy truckloads of bottled water and supplies in bulk, so we can continue to help as many people as possible.