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As Ian’s remnants move over us, be alert for possible flooding

As Ian’s remnants move over us, be alert for possible flooding

We are sure to get plenty of rain at times from the remnants of Hurricane Ian, but what is less certain is which areas, if any, encounter flooding.  Meteorologists say the potential exists just about anywhere from small mountain valleys to larger river basins like the Roanoke, and it is important to remain alert for… ... Continue Reading
Hurricane Ian response ready in Southwest VA

Hurricane Ian response ready in Southwest VA

As our area braces for whatever Hurricane Ian might bring, FEMA is in place with officials saying they’re ready to respond as WFIR’s Ian Price reports. 9-30 FEMA WRAP The post Hurricane Ian response ready in Southwest VA first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. ... Continue Reading
Senator Kaine previews bill ahead of SCOTUS reopening

Senator Kaine previews bill ahead of SCOTUS reopening

The Supreme Court of the United States will open for its next session on Monday. During a recent press availability, one of Virginia’s U.S. Senators said that Congress would not wait for the Court to revisit certain questions. WFIR’s Emma Thomas with more: 9-28 Kaine SCOTUS WRAP2-WEB The post Senator Kaine previews bill ahead of… ... Continue Reading
“Doc at 100” will raise funds for Friends of the Blue Ridge

“Doc at 100” will raise funds for Friends of the Blue Ridge

Its mission has changed slightly but now Friends of the Blue Ridge – they dropped “Parkway” from from the title – still has to raise money as a non-profit. Now the memory of a legendary traditional music giant will help Friends do that during a “Blue Ridge Jamboree.” WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports: 9-29 Doc Wrap#2-WEB… ... Continue Reading
Resources to help Hurricane Ian victims, weather updates

Resources to help Hurricane Ian victims, weather updates

If you’d like to donate to help those affected by Hurricane Ian we have links to several local organizations that are responding as well as links to some resources based in hard-hit areas.

Gleaning for the World is based in our region. They are responding to those suffering from destruction, power losses, and those having difficulty reaching much-needed supplies like water, food, and other basic supplies. CLICK HERE to donate to Gleaning for the World

God’s Pit Crew — out of Danville — is committed to providing as much relief to those that will be affected by Hurricane Ian. They have items they can use if you are willing to help purchase some of them. CLICK HERE to donate to God’s Pit Crew or to learn more.

Feeding Florida is a network of the national food bank nonprofit Feeding America. The organization is coordinating with food banks across the state to provide food to victims of the hurricane.  CLICK HERE to donate to Feeding Florida.

Farm Share is a Florida nonprofit that sources leftover fruits and vegetables from farms and distributes them to people across the state. The organization said it was sending truckloads of food and supplies to Floridians. CLICK HERE to donate to Farm Share.

Florida’s official disaster relief fund coordinates aid across governmental and nongovernmental organizations in the state. CLICK HERE to donate to Volunteer Florida. 

Save the Children’s Emergency Response Team is preparing to meet the most urgent needs of children and families living in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ian. CLIKC HERE to donate to Save the Children.

World Central Kitchen and local partners will be supporting impacted communities across Florida with fresh, hot meals. CLICK HERE to donate to World Central Kitchen.

See the graphic below courtesy of WDBJ7 for the latest update on Ian.

 

 

 

 

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Resources to help victims of Hurricane Ian

Resources to help victims of Hurricane Ian

If you’d like to donate to help those affected by Hurricane Ian we have links to several local organizations that are responding.

Click HERE to donate to Gleaning for the World

Click HERE to donate to God’s Pit Crew

Image courtesy WDBJ7

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