Samaritan's Purse Volunteers Hard at Work in Flooded Virginia Community

July 18, 2022 • United States

Teams are serving hurting homeowners in Buchanan County, helping residents in Jesus' Name clean up flooded homes.

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Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are working in Buchanan County, Virginia, where floodwaters left neighborhoods waterlogged and hundreds of residents fleeing their homes after more than 8 inches of rain fell on the area in a matter of hours, Tuesday, July 12.

More than 100 homes in the flood zone of the nearby Dismal River were damaged or destroyed by the destructive deluge.


Disaster Relief Unit #1—a tractor-trailer filled with relief supplies and equipment—departed our Wilkes Ministry Center in western North Carolina, Friday, July 15. Volunteers are deploying into the community, working out of our base of operations at Vansant Baptist Church, 1471 Lovers Gap Road in Vansant, Virginia.

Teams are removing ruined walls and flooring, carrying debris out of homes, and recovering any precious belongings not claimed by the floods. We are working in Jesus’ Name, representing the Lord Jesus Christ, working as His hands and feet and sharing the hope found only in the Gospel.

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains are also on hand in the area providing care to residents and also working alongside our leadership and volunteers to give emotional support and spiritual encouragement to hurting homeowners.

Please continue to pray for the people of Buchanan County that God would meet them in their need and for the staff, volunteers, and chaplains responding.

U.S. Disaster Relief Unit #1 is en route to western Virginia.

U.S. Disaster Relief Unit #1 departed our Wilkes Ministry Center in western North Carolina Friday en route to western Virginia.

U.S. Disaster Relief Samaritan's Purse mobilizes and equips thousands of disaster relief volunteers to provide emergency aid to U.S. victims of wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. In the aftermath of major storms, we often stay behind to rebuild houses for people with nowhere else to turn for help.

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