Your donations going to West Virginia Wednesday and Thursday

Published: Jun. 27, 2016 at 10:24 PM EDT
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Many trailers are being loaded up this week as groups and organizations come together to help those affected by the historic flooding just south of the Shenandoah valley.

"It's awesome; it just goes to show you that we are all one," said Gary Terry.

Terry is one of the many people helping to gather donations. He's getting help from KB&T Roofing and Landscaping in Waynesboro along with other organizations to help take the gathered goods to those in need.

"We're brothers and sisters on this side of the hill. Those folks are family and brothers and sisters on that side," said Terry.

Terry said on Wednesday, they're heading to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, which saw high water last Thursday.

They're not the only ones collecting. The Elks Lodge in Waynesboro is also lending a helping hand with a tractor trailer donated by Houff Trucking Company.

"We had a call from Kentucky, and people are donating money so that supplies can be purchased," said Rod Jones, with Elks Lodge. "Our lodge will be purchasing a great deal of supplies and donating them as well."

Jones said they will make their trip to West Virginia on Thursday. Until then, the goal for everyone is to gather as many donations as possible.

"Once again this is tax free. This has nothing to do with any of that. Just load these vans. Get the product to the people who need it," said Terry.

Those affected in West Virginia are also without communication. Those collecting are asking for batteries and radios as well.

If you'd like to drop off donations for Wednesday's trip, you can do so at the Waynesboro Elks Lodge between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. any time before Thursday, when the truck will leave to deliver donations to the Lewisburg Elks Lodge for Greenbrier County.

The Elks Lodge is located at 1700 Harvard Road in Waynesboro, Va., and for more information, you can call ER Rod Jones at (540) 448-1980 or Treasurer Janice Knott at (540) 569-6916.

In addition, there are many drop-off locations for donations throughout the Valley. We have a full list of donation sites, as well as a list of suggested items to donate, on our website

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 Items needed for donation to the Waynesboro Elks Lodge

  • Bottled water
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Bleach
  • Brooms
  • Mops
  • Non-perishable food
  • Band-Aids
  • Antiseptics
  • Depends
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet tissue