Episcopal Relief & Development is in close contact with the Episcopal dioceses of Lexington, Missouri, and Southwestern Virginia after heavy rainfall and flash flooding killed at least 37 and left hundreds more missing in the region.
Our partners are assessing the needs in their communities created by the storms. We stand ready to assist in the coming days and weeks.
Heavy rains, which began last week, have led to mudslides and collapsed bridges, further isolating communities and complicating rescue efforts. Storm damage to homes and cars left many people without shelter or access to food. Some people who were displaced have evacuated to Virginia, where existing networks are now strained.
“We are in contact with Episcopal dioceses in the affected areas,” said Tamara Plummer, Program Officer, US Disaster Program, Episcopal Relief & Development. “Our partners are assessing the needs in their communities created by the storms. We stand ready to assist in the coming days and weeks.”
Please pray for the people impacted by the flooding. Donations to the US Disaster Response Fund will support Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners as they respond.