Flood Relief in McDowell County, West Virginia



Flash Floods in McDowell County, West Virginia, have effected Children Incorporated sponsor children and their families. Many families will need food and flood relief help (cleaning supplies, bleach, trash bags, rubber gloves, etc.) Donations to Children Incorporated through Global Giving will help: 1. To provide summer food for four project sites where Children Incorporated works with students 2. Flood relief at two McDowell County projects

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In early June 2014, flash floods caused damage to McDowell County, West Virginia where Children Incorporated supports sponsor children and their families. Water damages cars, houses, and road ways, leaving families in need of cleaning supplies, food, and assistance with repairing their homes. Immediate assistance is needed so families can repair damage before it is permanent.

How will this project solve this problem?

Donating to the Flood Relief in McDowell County, West Virginia project will help families who are in need of emergency disaster assistance immediately. Families that already struggle are having to focus on repairing damages done to their homes and are in need of relief aid. Children attending summer school in the area are also in need of food.

Potential Long Term Impact

Helping families in need with disaster relief now helps with issues that could arise in the future if they are not able to repair their homes quickly. Many families already living in poverty are in need of immediate assistance in order to avoid further damage to their property, worsening their situation.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $50

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $50 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Shelley Briggs

Richmond, VA United States

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