DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — After wildfires burned through homes on the island and left over 100 people dead, Danville’s God’s Pit Crew is jumping into action to help families.
The organization had announced that it is partnering with Operation Compassion, a ministry based in Tennessee, to deliver a semi-load of Blessing Buckets.
The Blessing Buckets are five gallons and contain non-perishable food, water, hygiene items, first aid kits, and handwritten notes of encouragement. The buckets will travel to Cleveland, Tenn., where the supplies will be coordinated and shipped to Hawaii.
Randy Johnson, who is the President of God’s Pit Crew, says getting relief to Hawaii has been a little difficult.
“We just kept hitting roadblocks when trying to find a way to get product into the affected area,” said God’s Pit Crew President Randy Johnson. “We were told that the main port in Maui took a major hit in the disaster, so product now has to be sent to the other side of the island and trucked over to where it is so desperately needed.”
The organization says the amount of damage and loss in Maui is hard to understand. According to reports, the estimated damage to Maui is $5.52 billion.
Since the beginning of 2023, God’s Pit Crew has responded to over 10 disaster situations throughout the country and delivered more than 14,000 Blessing Buckets to disaster victims.
For more information and ways you can help, visit the God’s Pit Crew website.