It is astonishing. So many disaster have happened here locally and across the country in such a short time.
Gleaning For The World continues to receive multiple requests to assist with the recent tragic flooding in the southeastern United States. This storm hit hard — forcing the National Guard to rescue 3,300 stranded people in dangerous rising waters. As of today, nearly 6,000 families have been evacuated and are currently living in temporary shelters.
According to Emergency Management, the flooding caused rivers to rise a shocking six feet above normal. This shut down major interstates, while swallowing entire communities. Only in the last few days have the flood waters receded enough to allow access to devastated communities. Our disaster relief coordinator is in Texas managing relief efforts. We have already provided two tractor-trailer shipments of relief supplies, but more is needed.
Combining this humanitarian effort in Texas and Louisiana with our local relief efforts for those in Appomattox and other areas in Virginia, our disaster teams have been working overtime to address the overwhelming amount of destruction across the United States.