DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — After a massive tornado cut through Mississippi on Friday, March 24th, leaving severe damage and fatalities, God’s Pit Crew is deploying its Immediate Response Team (IRT) to the state.

The organization announced that its volunteers will be departing early this week to travel to the hardest impacted areas to provide resources, help survivors, and distribute supplies. Volunteers plan to muck out homes, cut trees, remove debris, and tarp roofs.

“The damage from this tornado is devastating. We are praying for everyone affected. We are grateful to be able to deploy to Mississippi to help the hurting and offer hope, healing, and restoration. Thank you to our amazing volunteers and donors who make it possible for us to respond,” said Chris Chiles God’s Pit Crew Immediate Response Coordinator.

Crews will be loading several tractor-trailer trucks with emergency supplies including tarps, water, Gatorade, and Blessing Buckets, which include the following:

  • non-perishable food
  • water
  • first-aid
  • hygiene items
  • Bible
  • an encouraging note

God’s Pit Crew is continuing to assist those who are impacted by disasters around the country. The IRT is completing its work in Pond, California, where they assisted flood victims. Several volunteers leave on Sunday, March 26th, to begin rebuilding a home in Kentucky.

For more information about God’s Pit Crew and their Immediate Response Team, visit their website.