God’s Pit Crew to send relief supplies to those affected by flooding in Iowa

DANVILLE, Va. – Hundreds of homes in Iowa were flooded and more than 1,000 people were displaced during flash flooding and levee failure. Now, a local disaster relief group is stepping up to help.

God’s Pit Crew based in Danville is sending a semi-load of blessing buckets to Rock Valley, Iowa. The buckets are five gallons and will be filled with non-perishable food, water, hygiene items, first aid kits, flashlights, Bibles and handwritten notes of encouragement.

“If you’ve never seen a flood, just imagine everything that people have worked for in complete ruin. Imagine having your home fill up with multiple feet of water,” said Chris Chiles, God’s Pit Crew Immediate Disaster Response Coordinator.

The response comes a mere days after the crew supplied relief supplies to those affected by wildfires in New Mexico.

“Flooding is a very nasty disaster, so we are very blessed that the cleaning supplies that we get donated into God’s Pit Crew, we’re able to turn around and send those out to help those homeowners when they’re able to return to their homes to try to find some normalcy during this difficult time,” God’s Pit Crew Director of Media & Public Relations Carly Brashears said.

As the ministry looks to restock its inventory of Blessing Buckets to keep responding and providing the much-needed materials to survivors, anyone interested in sponsoring a Blessing Bucket, which costs $35 per bucket to fill – or to support their ongoing immediate disaster response efforts is encouraged to visit their website or call 434-836-4472.

If you’re interested in donating, visit https://godspitcrew.org/.

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