By June 13, 2023No Comments

DANVILLE, VA. (June 13, 2023)– God’s Pit Crew is delivering hope, healing, and restoration as they deploy to middle Tennessee to rebuild a home for the Ellis family, who lost everything in the catastrophic flooding that occurred in August of 2021.


A team of God’s Pit Crew staff and volunteers left the headquarters in Danville, Virginia, on Sunday, June 11, to travel to Davidson County, Tennessee, with all the materials needed to rebuild and fully furnish a new home for the Ellis family who has been displaced since the flooding occurred almost two years ago.  The team plans to remain until Friday, June 23, with the home reveal tentatively slated for that morning.


“We lost our house.  We lost all our content inside and out.  All our tools and lawn equipment. We lost both vehicles. Very little was salvaged,” Vickie Ellis said while recounting the impact the flood had on her family.


“We lost our home that day. We lost our hearts that day. We lost our peace of mind that day. We lost everything we have ever worked toward that day.”


Randy Johnson, president of God’s Pit Crew, hopes this home will not only be a blessing for the Ellis family but that it will remind the people of Waverly, Tennessee, that they have not been forgotten.


“Our hearts were broken for everyone in Tennessee when they were affected by the devastating flooding two summers ago,” said Johnson.  “We want the people to know that they have not been forgotten, and that hope and help are still out there for them.  We’re still here for them and praying for them.”


This is the second home that has been built so far in 2023, and two other rebuilds will take place later this year in Rolling Fork, Mississippi.  Johnson says they are grateful for everyone who makes projects like this home rebuild possible.


“Thank you to everyone who helps us in providing hope, healing, and restoration to hurting people in their times of need,” remarked Johnson. “Projects like this wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our wonderful volunteers, donors, and supporters.”


God’s Pit Crew will be onsite in Nunnelly, Tennessee, until the home reveal on Friday, June 23, and will be joined by NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Jeb Burton and former NASCAR Cup Series driver and Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton.  The two drivers are tentatively scheduled to be helping with the home build prior to the upcoming NASCAR event weekend taking place at nearby Nashville Superspeedway.