Church group administers to flooded communities

Published: Jul. 27, 2016 at 12:19 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Lending a helping hand and ministering to those affected by the flooding along the way -- the Samaritan's Purse has been spending time across the region helping with the clean-up process.

Staging at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Charleston, Samaritan’s Purse has been working at affected areas in Kanawha and Clay counties.

Volunteers have come from all over the country to help. Keeth Willingham, the program manager with Samaritan's Purse, tells WSAZ about how they are helping families -- especially through the clean-up process.

"We'll aid with the flood cleanup and helping to restore the home all through this process,” Willingham said. “Our primary goal is to minister to the family to help the family and the community heal, and perhaps even come to ultimate healing through the shed blood of Christ."

Most of the group’s work is in communities in Kanawha and Clay counties, including Elkview, Clendenin and Procious. There have been as many as 65 volunteers involved.

Volunteers united Tuesday evening for a meal and to congregate.