LOGAN, W.Va. — Logan County residents have been generously giving donations and contributions to victims of last week’s flooding. Local municipalities, fire departments and churches have been delivering cleaning supplies, water and food almost daily.
The City of Logan delivered a large shipment of supplies early this week to Clay County and another shipment to Elkview Wednesday. The City of Chapmanville also delivered a shipment of supplies on Wednesday.
Amber Miller Viars said collecting for flood victims is a coordinated effort by everyone involved.
“We’ve been sending a shipment every day between the City of Logan, Town of Chapmanville and Town of Man,” Viars said.
Viars said donations can be dropped off at Logan City Hall, Chapmanville Town Hall and Buffalo Creek Fire Department. Several businesses in the area have collection bins including Walmart, Lowes, and Dollar General at Chapmanville.
Viars said clothing was not a need but cleaning supplies, flat shovels, water hoses and nozzles, bleach, water and food.
“Right now, anything you can camp with,” Viars said. “Tents, coolers, flash lights and batteries, portable cell phone chargers, inflatable mattresses, pillows, blankets, towels and personal hygiene items. And food, these shelters are trying to cook for them as fast as they can.”
Viars also recommends putting donated items in rubber totes.
“They can use those because they can put them down in mud and water and it doesn’t affect what they have in them,” Viars said. “When we take the supplies, people really don’t have anything to carry it out with.”