Valley neighbors collect donations for flood victims

Published: Jun. 27, 2016 at 7:20 PM EDT
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There are ways you can help those devastated by the floods in West Virginia. Many locations across our area are collecting donations for communities in need.

At Peak View Elementary School on Monday, the donations started to pile up. Folks in the Valley with family in the affected area say they need cleaning supplies, bottled water, hand sanitizer and diapers.

Days after historical floods, one Valley teaching assistant told WHSV her extended family is still working to get back on their feet.

"It warms my heart knowing that everybody is willing to pitch in and help. People have lost maybe half of their stuff or everything. Anything and everything will help," said Frances Shifflett.

Shifflett said a flood like that could happen anywhere. She hopes communities would help out if something like that were to happen in the Valley.

The donation spot at Peak View Elementary is open to any community members who want to help out. Drop off donations through Friday, each day before 3 p.m.

Elsewhere around the Valley, the Augusta County Sheriff's Office, Steve Wingfield Ministries, Toms Brook and at the Elk Lodge in Waynesboro are all collecting.

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