Very busy season for Virginia’s very own “God’s Pit Crew” as its team assists with recovery after several natural disasters

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — God’s Pit Crew in Danville is ready to send a crew out to assist with Hurricane Sally. The non-profit aid group has been very busy lately, responding to Lake Charles, Louisiana after Hurricane Laura, and Oregon to assist after massive West Coast wildfires.

God’s Pit Crew has been helping in this way for more than 20 years. After Sally comes ashore, they expect to be doing the sort of thing they did a lot in Lake Charles — cutting down trees, clearing away brush and debris, securing tarps over damage roofs, and passing out “blessing buckets” packed with survival items and a bible.

This year has been even more challenging, as they’ve also had to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, which has had a big impact in how their crews operate.

“This is an unprecedented time for America right now,” said Brandon Nuckles, Chief Operating Officer. “We are recovering from one hurricane, going into another one getting ready to hit the Gulf Coast, while a portion of the country is on fire, while we can’t even really utilize our entire volunteer base in close proximity, due to a pandemic and we’re doing everything we can to be safe.”

You can donate. Simply log onto the God’s Pit Crew webpage by clicking here.

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