Elkview flood survivors get help on the road to recovery

An Elkview couple is receiving major repairs to their home after it sustained damage in the June 2016 flood.

The seniors had three feet of water in their home. Interior walls, floor joists, the heating and cooling system and the decking were all destroyed. They put thousands of dollars of their own money into repairs, but the magnitude of the work took a toll. They purchased a small hunting cabin, weather-proofed it and have been staying there until they can return home.

The couple has been assisted by a WV VOAD case manager and additional funding for repairs has been provided by the Disaster Relief Fund, Catholic Charities West Virginia, the United Way and the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Several WV VOAD member agencies and other organizations provided volunteer labor to help with repairs, including World Renew, Westwood Baptist Church, Timberlake Christian Church-Disciples of Christ from Lynchburg, Va. and ROAR. The interior walls, floor joists, HVAC system and ductwork all have been replaced and additional interior repairs are ongoing. The residents should be back home soon!


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