DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — More than 1,900 people are confirmed dead following the massive earthquake that struck the island nation of Haiti on Sunday.
Families already struggling to find shelter must also now deal with heavy rains and wind from Tropical Storm Grace.
God’s Pit Crew in Danville mobilized efforts just minutes after the quake to start sending help to the region.
It has already sent much-needed items like protein bars, medical supplies, water, and blessing buckets filled with food and other personal care items.
Founder Randy Johnson says they will be working long term to help Haiti, even while it prepares to help people here in America who may be impacted by this week’s strong storms.
“Obviously with the magnitude of this earthquake and potential for what could happen with these storms coming, these supplies will be depleted quickly,” Johnson said. “So that’s where we need the help of those folks willing to help us get restocked, replenished to continue to get help for those in need.”
God’s Pit Crew has long worked to help the people in Haiti, dating back to its last major earthquake several years ago.
Anyone wanting to help can go to Godspitcrew.org.
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