At least 23 people were killed after 8 to 10 inches of rain caused flash floods in Greenbrier, Kanawha, Jackson, and Ohio counties in West Virginia. More than 500 homes have been destroyed or damaged by flood waters.
All donations to this fund will support recovery and relief efforts in the region. This fund will help fund medium and long-term needs in the communities to help them rebuild and recover from this tragedy. This will be done by directly supporting locally-driven relief efforts that augment the response of state and federal agencies.
We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future disasters. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors and subscribers.
When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.
We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.
They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.