How you can help those impacted by the severe storms

(Photo courtesy of Jonathan C. Owens)



The City of Lynchburg announced Monday that after assessing storm damage in the area, they are not requesting volunteers at this time due to fallen debris and power lines that may be live.

Thomas Road Baptist Church said if you want to help with their shelter or with cleanup teams to call 434-592-6100.

Gleaning for the World is having a collection site at Sam's Club on Wards Road Monday from noon - 6 p.m., Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. to collect items for those impacted by the severe storms and tornadoes. Supplies can also be dropped at the warehouse at 7539 Stage Road, Concord VA through Friday April 20 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Gleaning is also setting up a second collection site at the Kroger in Forest on Tuesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Wednesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Asking for: baby supplies, personal care items, paper products, and household cleaning supplies
  • Donations accepted online at

If you would like to help with cleaning up debris and trash at Brookville High School they are asking people to come to the school between 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Monday. Major items will not be touched until insurance can assess the damage. Bring gloves, rakes, and trash bags if you can.

Timberlake Family Pharmacy is collecting supplies for volunteers and first responders.

Lynchburg First Church of the Nazarene on Wards Ferry Road will be serving a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. for those who need something to eat Monday night.

Blue Ridge Community Church in Forest will be the official collection site for God’s Pit Crew collecting: wrapped bars of soap, washcloths, wrapped snack crackers, deodorant, 12oz. bottles of shampoo. They will be collecting from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Blue Ridge Community Church will dispatch neighborhood debris clean-up teams on Tuesday, April 17 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. Teams will meet and leave for specific assignments from the BRCC New London campus. 2361 New London Road, Forest.


God's Pit Crew said if any any volunteers are available and would like to help with this disaster response, please report to our Danville distribution center Monday as soon as possible. Founders and Directors have been out assessing damages this morning, and God's Pit Crew will be responding to this local disaster.


Amherst Baptist Church located at 226 Lexington Turnpike is opening up their clothes closet today from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. for anyone impacted by the storm and who is in need of clothes.

Public Safety officials said they do not need donations at the command post or emergency shelter. If you need assistance, they ask you to call 434-946-9307.

The Amherst County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is collecting paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates, plastic cups/forks/spoons, clorox wipes and gift cards (Walmart, Food Lion, Quick-e, Sheetz, etc.) for disaster relief at 328 Richmond Highway, Suite A, Amherst, Va 24521



The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg said it is open to anyone who might need shelter Sunday night due to loss of power or destruction to their homes.

The American Red Cross is opening as a shelter for those who might need it at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, if you need to call for information, the number is 434-592-6100.

Family Life Church on Timberlake Road has opened as a shelter for anyone who needs it.

Keller Williams is opening their building up for shelter and they are going to pick people up, also getting food, water, and ice -- if you need a ride, call 434-534-9113.


If you need shelter, call the City of Danville non-emergency line at 434-799-5111.


According to EZ-Towing, Monelison Middle School and Winbridge Manor Bed and Breakfast have opened up as shelters in the Elon area. You can call the shelter at 434-846-1307 to see if a loved one is there. They said there are people trapped that rescue crews haven't been able to reach yet.

Elon Elementary School is opening as the command center that will be accepting supplies like water, snacks, and coffee after things have calmed down.



Learn Play Stay Doggie Resort in Rustburg announced that they will board any pets for free for those who have lost their homes or suffered damage to their homes. The pets they keep include dogs, cats, iguana's fish, frogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and more. For more information for Learn Play Stay Doggie resort, contact (434)-420-2424 or (434)-229-4977.


In addition, the Amherst County Animal Shelter will be providing temporary homes for animals that have been affected.


A charging station has been opened at the Lowe's on Timberlake Road for anyone who needs to charge their phone or other appliances.

The Timbrook Library on Leesville Road has also opened a charging station and has activities for kids.


Call the American Red Cross at 434-845-1234 if you need assistance.

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