Local churches pitch in to help with hurricane victims
Many churches, businesses and people just wanting to help however they can have been collecting supplies for hurricane victims in North Carolina.
The West Virginia Southern Church of the Nazarene loaded up and headed out from Charleston Monday afternoon with a truckload full of supplies.
Churches from across the state and many local businesses began jumping in last week to help, donating much need supplies, especially bottled water.
The truck will be at a staging area in North Carolina where the church will distribute the supplies to people hit hard by floodwater.
The severe flooding got in the way of some food donations reaching victims in North Carolina. A truck with perishable foods made it from Lexington, Ky., to the North Carolina border but the roads were inundated with water, so the truck had to turn back.
Officials said the food would have gone bad if it had to sit in the vehicle for too long.
Instead of going to Hurricane Florence victims, it was given to the Catholic Action Center in Lexington, officials said.