More than 50 volunteers gathered at the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday to assist and sort items that were donated to areas of southern West Virginia, in the wake of this past week’s historic floods.
About 150 items were collected, and donations continued until midnight. The Sheriff’s Department is looking to fill at least five police trailers with non-perishable items like bottles of water, canned food, dog food and baby formula. Donations also contained clothing, toys and coloring books. Deputies planned to leave for Clay County on Monday morning.
“Honestly, it’s a tremendous thing to see the community within Berkeley County come to assist when we were not affected by the storms that were affected down south,” said Cpl. Chris Cochran. “It’s a great experience, and it’s wonderful to see the people of Berkeley County show that we are a small-knit community that is willing to reach out and help the state of West Virginia.”
Deputies said they will continue to assist Southern West Virginia, until they are told everything is back to normal.