"It's kind of organized chaos at this moment." More Texas donations come from near & far
DANVILLE, Va., (WSET) - Locally people are sending in donations to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. God's Pit Crew in Danville says they've already sent five truck loads down to help with the Texas relief efforts.
They add that they're overwhelmed, in a good way, with the donations they are receiving.
"I guess it's kind of organized chaos at this moment," GPC President, Randy Johnson, says. The amount of love for Texas can't be measured in Johnson's eyes. " We received 2,500 emails yesterday alone and I can't even count the phone calls."
Johnson can only smile when looking at the generosity of the community, but organizing all of the supplies brought in to help Texas goes beyond Virginia's Southside.
Heaven Sent Ministries partnered with God's Pit Crew last year when southern West Virginia faced devastating floods. Now they're paying it forward. "Southern West Virginia is known for its ability and willingness to help out and we just have the heart to give back to the people,"says board of directors member Steve Brooks.
"It's really cool to see places we've gone before and other folks that we've helped kind of step up," Johnson says.
Here at home, United Way in Halifax is gearing up for their collection that God's Pit Crew will transport.
For United Way you can drop off items on Tuesday September 5 or Thursday September 7 at the Tri-County Community Action Agency from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or at the Heritage House parking lot and the Town of Halifax Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days.
"Our prayers are with them and this is just some way we can reach out and touch them even though we're not actually there," Halifax United Way director Jewell Bellamy says.
Johnson adds there's only one way they could do all of this. "We have the volunteers who are answering the phones, volunteers who are just writing the tax receipts, and thank you notes for people that are making contributions."