On June 23-24, the biggest flood in the history of West Virginia roared through the low-lying areas of the state and decimated whole communities. On high ground as we are, we made it through relatively unscathed, but some of our neighbors—and some of our co-workers—didn't fare as well.
In the aftermath of the 2016 floods, the out-pouring of support for West Virginians by West Virginians and by those outside the state has been nothing shy of inspiring. In a a time where pessimism comes easy, people like you have reminded us that there are still abundant reasons to be optimists.
Nevertheless, West Virginia still needs help to recover from a disaster that rocked worlds. If you would like to lend a hand, a dollar, a canned good, or whatever, here are some options for doing so.
1. Brad Paisley's GoFundMe account has a goal of raising $1 million. As of this moment its at 600k. Let's keep it going.
2. The Neighbors Loving Neighbors Campaign, initially created by The Greenbrier Resort to collect food and funds during the now cancelled Greenbrier Classic Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) tournament, has shifted focus to helping those without clothing, food or shelter from flooding. Many legendary golfers and other athletes have offered assistance, including Phil Mickelson, Charles Barkley, Bubba Watson and Lee Trevino.
3. Perhaps more than anything else, the hardest-hit areas need volunteers to assist with clean up. To find out where you can volunteer, call Volunteer West Virginia at 304-558-0111.