WVSOM Accepting Donations for Greenbrier County Flood Relief 

Image: WVSOM Collects supplies for flood relief

Image: WVSOM Employees gather flood relief supplies.

Record rainfall drenched the southeastern and central portion of West Virginia on June 23, 2016. The devastation has resulted in 23 confirmed deaths so far, 15 of which were recorded in Greenbrier County, according to the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 

Roads have been washed away, homes have been destroyed and some families have lost everything. Thousands of people have been impacted by the storms including some of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) own employees. 
 
In less than 24 hours, WVSOM employees and students helped with general flood cleanup in White Sulphur Springs, assisted a WVSOM student with the cleanup of his home in White Sulphur Springs, offered support in the western portion of the county and coordinated a donation site on campus. 

In addition to the physical labor, WVSOM employees sent car and truck loads of donated items to Rupert, Alderson, White Sulphur Springs, Renick, the local United Way site, and the Greenbrier County Humane Society. Within that 24-hour timespan, more than $2,000 was raised. 
 
WVSOM will continue to accept cleaning supplies, mops, brooms, buckets, paper items, bleach, personal hygiene items, wipes, children activity items, nonperishable food, towels, wash clothes, etc. at the alumni center on campus. Donations, including supplies, can be dropped off at the WVSOM Alumni Center during regular business hours. 
 
For those not in the immediate area who would like to assist in disaster relief efforts, monetary donations will be accepted and can be made payable to the WVSOM Alumni Association, marked as “flood donation.” Donations are tax deductible. 

Payments can be mailed to: 

WVSOM Alumni Association
 400 Lee Street North
Lewisburg, WV 24901 

or made online at http://www.wvsom.edu/floodrelief.

100% of donations will be used for flood relief. Funds will be distributed to those affected by the flood within the WVSOM family and the community.

Our thoughts continue to be with those affected by the flood.