2023 Impact IR

Flood Response – Pond, California

By January 11, 2024No Comments

Four families in Pond, California, were able to move back into their homes after being displaced from devastating floods in March earlier this year.

A team of God’s Pit Crew staff and volunteers, as well as local volunteers in the Pond area, quickly began work on rebuilding and remodeling homes that were greatly impacted by flood waters that tore through the area earlier this spring.  Following the initial flooding, God’s Pit Crew’s Immediate Response team helped flood victims by mucking out and drying homes and training local volunteers on how to effectively respond to flooding disasters.

During their summer visit, staff and volunteers installed all new insulation, sheetrock, doors, cabinets, flooring, bathroom fixtures, electrical fixtures, and more.  The homes also received fresh paint and new appliances to finish out the remodel process!

To see this project come full circle was an awe-inspiring moment for Chris Chiles, Immediate Disaster Response Coordinator for God’s Pit Crew.  “When we first responded to this devastated area in March, we knew we had to help these people as much as possible,” said Chiles.  “We are blessed with a group of talented volunteers and staff who were ready to help these people move back home.”

“Our hearts were broken for everyone in California when they were affected by the devastating flooding earlier this year,” said Randy Johnson, President of God’s Pit Crew.  “The ministry of God’s Pit Crew is so blessed to be able to provide hope and help in these situations.”

Johnson says that the organization is grateful for everyone who makes responding to disaster situations a possibility.  “Thank you to everyone who helps us in providing assistance in times of disaster,” remarked Johnson.  “Projects like this wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our amazing volunteers, donors, and supporters.”