PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The death toll from the floods that ravaged West Virginia has risen to 24, and officials fear the number will continue to climb.
Churches, non-profits, and community groups across the Mountain State are mobilizing to help flooding victims.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Schools Plans For In-Person Commencement Ceremonies
In Morgantown, a team of disaster relief volunteers collected donations and transported the supplies to the communities that need them the most.
The WVU Extension Service, along with the football team, joined students, faculty, and staff.
“I think it’s really great what we’re doing, and see the community of Morgantown come together for the state and all the people that have been affected. We have a lot of volunteers from the community and from WVU student body and I think it’s a really great thing coming from a not-so-great situation,” said Julie Merow, student body president.
WVU President Gordon Gee echoed her sentiments.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Signs Executive Order Targeting Tax Fraud
“Our students, faculty, and staff, along with our Extension Service, are mobilizing to offer supplies and critical aid to our fellow Mountaineers. God Bless our great state.”
If you would like to help the flood victims, donations can be made by visiting the Brother’s Brother Foundation’s website here, or by calling412-321-3160.
Checks can be made out to the Brother’s Brother Foundation and sent to:
Brother’s Brother Foundation/U.S. Disasters
1200 Galveston Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233