West Virginia floods: How to help

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Christian Nahuse had gone to rescue his grandma's keepsakes, furniture and valuables from the rising waters. All he, his dad, a family friend and the friend's young son had to do was get it across the road to his own home on higher ground.

Massive flooding has devastated parts of West Virginia, killing 23 people and damaging or destroying more than 1,200 homes.

Several organizations are on the ground offering assistance:

The Salvation Army has disaster response teams providing food, clean water, emergency shelter and aid. The group says 100% of monetary donations will go toward those affected by the floods.

The United Way of Southern West Virginia is asking for non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies and boots of all sizes. At this time, no clothing is being accepted. Donations can be dropped off at 110 Croft Street in Beckley, West Virginia.

The United Way of Greenbrier Valley is accepting monetary donations to support flood victims in Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Monroe counties.

Save the Children is providing emergency assistance and ongoing support to children and families affected by floods.

By Jacqueline Gulledge