Flood Recovery in West Virginia

After severe flooding in West Virginia killed 24 people, damaged more than 1,200 homes and left more than 18,000 without power across the state, the Diocese of West Virginia is moving towards long term recovery, with a particular focus on those most vulnerable and underserved by other means.

Activities

Not to exceed 20% of total hours of the program, the Diocesan Relief & Development coordinator shall continue promoting engagement of local Episcopal congregations with disaster recovery and preparedness work., Provide logistical support and $2500 in start-up funds to the Greater Webster LTRG and the Greater Fayette LTRG, and work with congregations in the diocese to distribute an additional $5000 of funding through local unmet needs tables, Utilize local Unmet Needs Committees, Long Term Recovery groups and/or other local networks to identify and meet unmet needs for families and individuals., Hire a Diocesan Relief & Development Coordinator, who will facilitate diocesan recovery work, represent the Diocese with recovery partner organizations, and promote congregational engagement with disaster recovery and preparedness activities, among other duties.

Cross-cutting issues

Disaster Risk Reduction

Locations

  • United States>West Virginia

Sectors

  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
  • Humanitarian Aid

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