DANVILLE, VA. (March 25, 2023) – God’s Pit Crew is deploying our Immediate Response Team to Mississippi, following a massive tornado that ripped through the state late Friday, causing catastrophic damage and loss of life.
Our volunteers will leave early this week to travel to the hardest hit areas with the fewest resources to help survivors and distribute supplies. We will muck out homes, cut trees, remove debris, and tarp roofs. We are also loading numerous tractor-trailers with emergency supplies, including tarps, water, Gatorade, and our Blessing Buckets. A Blessing Bucket is a five-gallon bucket containing non-perishable food, water, first-aid, hygiene items, a Bible, and an encouraging note.
God’s Pit Crew Immediate Response Coordinator Chris Chiles says, “The damage from this tornado is devastating. We are praying for everyone affected. We are grateful to be able to deploy to Mississippi to help the hurting and offer hope, healing, and restoration. Thank you to our amazing volunteers and donors who make it possible for us to respond.”
God’s Pit Crew continues serving people impacted by disasters around the country. Our Immediate Response team is finalizing their work helping flood victims in Pond, California. Dozens of our volunteers will leave tomorrow, Sunday, to begin rebuilding a home in Letcher, Kentucky for a family who lost everything in devastating floods last year. Earlier this year, we sent supplies and volunteers to Griffin, Georgia to help tornado victims and delivered a truckload of Blessing Buckets to Selma, Alabama following a deadly tornado there. Late last year, we deployed twice to Florida, helping victims of Hurricane Ian and rebuilding a home for a single mom after it was destroyed by the storm.