DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — God’s Pit Crew, the Danville-based volunteer crisis response team, is responding to the heavy flooding in eastern Kentucky that left multiple people dead on Thursday.
God’s Pit Crew tells WFXR News it is a nonprofit group of volunteers who wish to serve others when disaster strikes. The faith-based group delivers hope, healing, and restoration to people in their time of need.
The response team is working quickly to deliver supplies to Kentucky after 10 inches of rain overnight caused multiple deaths, led to heavy flooding, and washed away roads and homes.
“The situation in eastern Kentucky is devastating. We hurt for everyone impacted. We are monitoring the situation closely and sending a truckload of supplies immediately to help the survivors of this deadly flooding,” the president of God’s Pit Crew, Randy Johnson, said.
The crisis team is loading a tractor-trailer with emergency supplies, including Gatorade; cleaning supplies; and their “Blessing Buckets,” which are filled with food, personal hygiene items, and a Bible. The supplies will be sent first thing on Friday, July 29 to Whitesburg, Kentucky, officials say.
God’s Pit Crew says it is currently assessing whether or not its immediate response team of volunteers is needed to assist with clean-up.