OHIO VALLEY — Riverside Church of the Nazarene in Syracuse is helping West Virginia residents by collecting supplies for the areas hardest hit by recent flooding.
The supplies will be delivered by members of the church.
The congregation will collect pillows, blankets, men’s and women’s shoes, towels and toiletries through Monday evening. The items may be dropped off 1-6 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; 3-8 p.m. Sunday; and 9 a.m-6 p.m. Monday.
According to published reports, 14 people have died during devastating flooding in the state that is being called some of the worst flooding in West Virginia in 100 years. Tens of thousands of residents are without power and many roads are impassable after nine inches of rain came down on Thursday, officials said.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Friday during a news conference that “the damage is widespread and devastating … search and rescue missions are still a top priority.”
Many people had to be rescued as waters quickly rose during the deluge. The hardest hit counties include Greenbrier, Nicholas, Fayette, Kanawha and Webster.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155, Ext. 2551.