GOD’S PIT CREW REDEPLOYS TO CALIFORNIA TO REBUILD FOUR HOMES FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY CATASTROPHIC FLOODING EARLIER THIS YEAR
DANVILLE, VA. (July 10, 2023) – Four families in Pond, California, will soon be able to move back into their homes after being displaced from devastating floods in March earlier this year. God’s Pit Crew redeployed to Kern County, California, on July 7, with plans to remain until Friday, July 28, with the four home reveals tentatively scheduled for that afternoon.
A team of God’s Pit Crew staff and volunteers, as well as local volunteers in the Pond area, have recently begun 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 this visit, staff and volunteers are installing all new insulation, sheetrock, doors, cabinets, flooring, bathroom fixtures, electrical fixtures, and more. The homes will also receive fresh paint and new appliances to finish out the remodel process.
To see this project come full circle has been 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 are ready to help these people move back home.”
Randy Johnson, president of God’s Pit Crew, hopes this will allow these families to find peace moving forward. “Our hearts were broken for everyone in California when they were affected by the devastating flooding earlier this year,” said Johnson. “The ministry of God’s Pit Crew is so blessed to be able to provide hope and help in these situations.”
Along with helping remodel these four homes, God’s Pit Crew has built two other homes so far this year with two more builds scheduled for September in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. The organization has also responded to nine disaster situations since the start of the year and delivered over 50 tractor-trailer loads of relief supplies.
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.”
God’s Pit Crew representatives will be onsite in Pond, California, until the home reveal on Friday, July 28.