DANVILLE, VA. (September 30, 2022) – God’s Pit Crew’s Immediate Response Team will deploy on October 3, to travel to Florida to help victims of catastrophic Hurricane Ian. Our highly trained volunteers and staff will begin working Tuesday morning in the hardest-hit areas, including Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, and Venice, Florida.
Our team will use chainsaws and heavy equipment to clear debris, cut and remove trees, and muck out and dry homes. We also have tractor-trailers heading to Florida carrying emergency supplies, including water, tarps, generators, and our Blessing Buckets. A Blessing Bucket is a five-gallon bucket filled with emergency supplies including food, first aid, hygiene items, a Bible, and a handwritten, encouraging note. More trucks filled with supplies will be sent later this week.
God’s Pit Crew President Randy Johnson says, “The devastation caused by Hurricane Ian is catastrophic. We continue to pray for all impacted and are ready to begin working to help the survivors. Thank you so much to the community and to our wonderful volunteers and donors. We couldn’t do this without you.”
Meantime, God’s Pit Crew is asking for the community’s help donating emergency supplies at our warehouse in Danville for Hurricane Ian victims. Please bring new items, including water, new washcloths, deodorant, and non-perishable food items (please check they don’t expire soon). We also need AAA batteries, gloves, safety glasses, heavy-duty extension cords, gas cans, and tarps.
Please bring the supplies to the Parkland entrance of our warehouse: 132 Parkland Drive, Danville VA. Our receiving hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 AM – 5 PM.
God’s Pit Crew continues serving people impacted by storms across the country. We recently sent our Blessing Buckets to help victims of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico. Our Immediate Response Team deployed recently to eastern Kentucky and to southwest Virginia to help victims of the devastating floods there. Our volunteers rebuilt five homes for free this summer for families in Kentucky and Tennessee who survived last December’s deadly tornadoes. We also provided a new mobile home for a family in Pembroke, Georgia following last April’s EF-4 tornado.