Between July 11th and 12th, historic amounts of rain fell in Buchanan County, Virginia causing mass destruction and displacing hundreds of people. This flooding has also disrupted key power grids, leaving communities without the ability to communicate and destroying more than one hundred homes. Based on our experience, GlobalGiving has learned that it is vital to get funds to locally-led nonprofits that can respond to the community needs in both the short and long-term.
All donations to the Virginia Flood Relief Fund will support flood relief and recovery efforts in Virginia. Initially, the fund helps first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. As needs emerge, we will support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in the impacted area.
How Your Donation Will Be Used
When you donate to GlobalGiving's Virginia Flood Relief Fund, your donation will be used to:
- Provide food, water, and emergency medical supplies to people
- Support temporary relief and emergency supplies for displaced families
- Meet other needs that emerge
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GlobalGiving's Track Record
GlobalGiving has been responding to disasters and supporting emergency aid and long-term relief programs since 2004. We have facilitated more than $100M in disaster donations to funds just like this one.
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This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).