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Red Cross and Partners Help Across West Virginia

The American Red Cross continues to serve communities impacted by the devastating flooding that occurred almost three weeks ago throughout West Virginia. As of July 13th, the American Red Cross—including over 850 Red Cross workers from across the country—have provided more than 2,300 overnight stays, facilitated the delivery of over 194,000 meals and snacks and distributed more than 132,000 bulk items—such as bleach, water and clean-up kits.


Anyone impacted by the June 23rd storm’s flooding should visit a Red Cross service delivery site as soon as possible to meet with a caseworker or call the American Red Cross Disaster Hotline at 1-855-224-2490.


On Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, members of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation—a world-wide volunteer-based humanitarian organization—will be distributing debit cards to those pre-approved families which suffered damages from flooding. Pre-approved families are those who have received assistance from FEMA and the Red Cross, whose caseworkers will be on hand to assist. These families should do their best to attend one of the two Tzu Chi sessions as these will be the ONLY opportunities to receive the generous benefits that Tzu Chi has to offer those affected by flooding in West Virginia. Applicants must bring a photo ID and proof of residence. All assistance is in addition to that offered by FEMA and/or the Red Cross. If you have any questions, please call the Red Cross Disaster Hotline at 1-855-224-2490.


Tzu Chi Foundation will be available only at these times and locations:

Saturday, July 16th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Elkview Baptist Church

                                                                  115 Main Street, Elkview, WV

Sunday, July 17th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.      Rainelle Elementary School

                                                                   701 Kanawha Ave., Rainelle, WV


A Red Cross Service Center is where Red Cross Caseworkers meet one-on-one with those impacted by the flooding to provide access to resources and tools to support individual recovery. Disaster recovery is often measured in months and years; and the Red Cross will be here to provide hope, comfort and one-on-one support during that time.


Red Cross Service Centers: 

Clay County

HE White Elementary School, 501 Bomont Road, Bomont, WV

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm


Greenbrier County

200 East Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, WV

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Magic Mart, 41 John Raine Dr., Rainelle, WV       

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Kanawha County

Elkview Middle School, 5090 Elk River Rd. North, Elkview, WV

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm


Roane County

Geary Elementary School, 9538 Clay Rd, Left Hand, WV

Hours: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm



For anyone who would like to volunteer, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit You can donate to those affected in the West Virginia Floods by visiting and selecting WV Floods, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word WVFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.