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SWVA Relief Groups Helping Oklahoma Tornado Victims

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Relief organizations across Southwest Virginia relief are collecting supplies for victims of the EF-5 tornado that devastated Moore, OK.

GOD'S PIT CREW

On Friday and Saturday, they will have a collection site at Danville Toyota (125 Piedmont Place) from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. both days.

Supplies can also be taken to the GPC warehouse in Danville, at 2499 North Main Street.

God's Pit Crew is sending as many volunteers as they can to the Moore, OK.., area. A GPC truck that had delivered relief supplies to the Granbury, Texas, area is headed to Tennessee to pick up supplies for Oklahoma.

Randy Johnson of GPC describes this as a massive relief effort, and a "Katrina moment."  Johnson added that the first disaster GPC ever responded to was a tornado that hit the Moore/Oklahoma City area in May of 1999.

If you would like to donate to help with the cost of sending supplies and volunteers, please go to their website: http://www.godspitcrew.org/

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GLEANING FOR THE WORLD

Campbell/Appomattox County-based Gleaning For The World will have a truck parked at the Walmart on Wards Road in Lynchburg. They will be collecting donations until Monday, May 27th at 5:00 p.m.

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PULASKI HEALTH & REHAB

Pulaski Health & Rehab in the town of Pulaski, will collect items from Friday, May 24th through May 28th, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. each day.  Relief supplies will be delivered to Gleaning For The World.

Items asked to be donated include:

  • Zip Lock Baggies
  • Baby Wipes
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Comb/Brush
  • Deodorant/Shampoo/Soap
  • Batteries/Flashlights
  • Work Gloves
  • Paper Products
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Bottled Water
  • Gatorade

If you would like to donate to Gleaning For The World, please go to their website: https://gftw.org/ways-to-help/donate/

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BECAUSE WE CARE MINISTRIES

Because We Care Ministries will have a trailer to collect relief supplies at First Baptist Church in Downtown Roanoke on Thursday, starting at 8 a.m.

Supplies will be taken to a church in Oklahoma for distribution.

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KROGER

Kroger plans to match up to $50,000 in customer donations at its Mid-Atlantic stores for Oklahoma tornado relief to the Red Cross.

Starting Sunday, May 26 and continuing through Saturday, June 8, Kroger customers can place a donation in the coin boxes at registers in stores.

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ANGELS OF ASSISI

Angels of Assisi is collecting pet donations for people in Oklahoma.

They are asking for staples like dog and cat food and kitty litter.  Bones and toys are also welcome.

Donations can be dropped at Angels of Assisi, 415 Campbell Avenue, Roanoke, or at the Bonsack Walmart with God's Pit Crew.