Volunteers spending the week repairing W.Va. flood-damaged homes

Published: Feb. 19, 2018 at 4:22 PM EST
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A group of volunteers is donating their time this week to help repair homes damaged in the June 2016 flood.

On Monday, a dozen volunteers from Brethren Disaster Ministries were working on a home along Joes Road in Bomont, near Clendenin.

Brethren Disaster Ministries is a West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WV VOAD) member agency. They arrived Sunday from Pennsylvania to spend the week repairing and rebuilding.

They'll be working on five homes in areas of Clay and Kanawha counties. These homes were damaged in the June 2016 flood that left 23 people dead and more than 3,000 homes damaged or destroyed.

This week, they'll be doing painting and cabinetry work, as well as installing drywall, bathroom fixtures and flooring.

The project is funded by United Way of Central West Virginia and UMCOR.

Brethren Disaster Ministries has a network of volunteers across the country who repair homes after disasters. They have worked closely with WV VOAD and with long-term recovery committees in several West Virginia counties to help survivors after the flood.