Updated April 17, 2:18 PM
On Sunday, April 15, tornadoes and severe storms impacted many counties across Virginia.
BGAV pastors connected with Virginia Baptist Disaster Response leadership within an hour of the storm impacting the Elon community in Amherst County and began making plans for the response.
Our Crisis Care Team and clean up assessors worked in the area on Monday and Tuesday to assess homes in need of clean up and repair, and to support local church leaders.
At this time, this will be classified as a Local Response. Local church leaders will respond to needs as they arise, and we will support them as requests come in. Our responding units have been stood down at this time.
Please be in prayer for our volunteers and these pastors as they serve those affected by these storms.
Volunteers & Donations
Trained volunteers are asked to be on alert. No additional needs are known at this time.
All financial contributions made through Virginia Baptist Disaster Response will be used for local response and rebuilding funds in the affected communities.
Physical donations are not requested at this time. The best way to support these responses is to give financially so those dollars can be most effectively utilized to increase efficiency and maximize the assistance available to survivors.
We continue to be in contact with leaders across the state to assess needs in other communities affected by last night’s storms.
- Clean Up Unit 33 (Lynchburg)
- Crisis Care Team [Stood Down]