West Virginia University has extended its relief efforts to assist those storm and flood-ravaged areas of West Virginia.

“West Virginia University’s heart aches for the victims of the devastating storm and flash flooding in central and southern West Virginia on June 23,” WVU President Gordon Gee said. “Our students, faculty and staff – along with our WVU Extension Service –�are mobilizing to offer supplies and critical aid to our fellow Mountaineers in�need. God Bless our�great state.”

The donation site at Stansbury Hall on Beechhurst Ave. in Morgantown will be open daily on July 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Items in highest demand include:

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Bleach
  • Baby Wipes/Diapers/Food
  • Insect Repellent/Sunscreen
  • Toiletries
  • Flathead Shovels
  • Work Gloves/Heavy Rubber Gloves
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Hygiene Items
  • Water (Bottled/Jugged)
  • Mops/Buckets/Brooms/Rakes
  • Batteries
  • Dog/Cat Food

Non-perishable, read-to-eat food will also be accepted.

WVU students, faculty or staff can sign up to volunteer through iServe.

For those who want to make a monetary donation, the Dollars for Disaster West Virginia Flood Relief project is working with American Red Cross – West Virginia and West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster to accept contributions.

Checks are also being accepted by mail:
WV VOAD Disaster Relief Fund
815 Alderson St.
Williamson, WV 25661

WVU Medicine has gathered and contributed nearly 300 tetanus vaccines for flood survivors to date. WVU Medicine and WVU Health Sciences physicians, nurses, and advanced practice providers were recruited to assist in flood-ravaged areas.

The WVU Alumni Association is coordinating efforts from chapters across West Virginia. In addition, many chapters around the country and the world are collecting donations and organizing local donation drives.

WVU Extension Service agents and specialists are already helping residents in affected areas cope with the after-effects.

“Because of their knowledge of local agencies and organizations, county Extension faculty and staff can direct affected residents to good sources of assistance,” Steve Bonanno, dean and director of the WVU Extension Service, said.

Additionally, WVU Extension county offices can provide information to both victims and relief workers on many areas of flood and storm cleanup. After the initial cleanup, people need to know how to get their lives and homes back in order, Bonanno said. They face such practical issues as cleaning their bedding and clothing, removing mold from houses, deciding which food to discard, testing their wells, saving their gardens and coping with stress.

The WVU Extension Service web site features important information about flood recovery and food safety.

Additional updates and information about WVU relief efforts can be found here.



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