Gleaning for the World provides relief during natural disasters

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — While Tropical Storm Elsa dropped heavy rain across Virginia, it left the majority of our region unharmed, but hurricane season still has several more months left.

Gleaning for the World, based in Campbell County, wants to make sure it is ready to help those when a disaster hits.

Gleaning for the World has been holding donation drives for several weeks, but organizers tell WFXR News that they still need more nonperishable food, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and pet foods.

“We’re working year-round to keep an eye on the weather for natural disaster, whether that’s wildfires or flooding or tornadoes or hurricanes. Right now we are watching the Atlantic Ocean making sure that we keep an eye on what’s about to happen, so we know when we need to respond,” said Teresa Davis, communications director for Gleaning for the World.

The organization has shipped more than $700 million in humanitarian aid around the world since 1998.

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