Donations and community help needed after Buchanan County flooding

The flooding caused severe damage to homes, roadways and other structures in the area

Local swiftwater rescue teams respond to severe flooding in Buchanan County

GRUNDY, Va.UPDATE July 15:

While the community is rallying together to help those impacted by flooding in Buchanan County, officials have reported that needs have changed in the communtiy.

Katie Carter with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management told 10 News that as of Friday morning, residents are now in need of water, trash bags, rubber boots, shovels, buckets, cleaning supplies, and bleach.

Carter said the community is not accepting clothing donations. contact

If you want to donate items, you can contact Denise McGeorge with the DSS at Denise.McGeorge@dss.virginia.gov, Carter said, and people who wish to donate funds can continue to do so through the United Way of Southwest Virginia.


ORIGINAL STORY:

Governor Youngkin declared a state of emergency Wednesday following the flooding and destruction in Southwest Virginia that left many without homes and power, and many people have responded to help, but members of the community are still encouraged to donate or provide assistance if possible.

Even though the water is starting to recede and cleanup is underway, the Sheriff said that three roads are still closed and that people should try to avoid the area when possible, but there are still ways to help out safely.

Monetary donations can be made to the United Way of Southwest Virginia on their donation page.

All other donations can be taken to the Twin Valley Elementary School at 9017 Riverside Drive, Oakwood, VA 24631, according to The Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

The Sheriff said the community is mainly in need of general cleaning supplies.

If you have questions about donating to help the Buchanan County community, you can call Cristie Lester with United Way of Southwest Virginia at 276.525.4071, email the Virginia Department of Emergency Services at Denise.McGeorge@dss.virginia.gov, or visit the United Way of Southwest Virginia website.


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