We are SO close to the $4,000 mark everyone, THANK YOU!!! We are working with suppliers to get the best deals possible so we can get the most out of the donations and hopefully get the donated semi truck loaded and en route TODAY! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let everyone you know about this tragedy in West Virginia and help up get the last bit of the donations in. $25.00 buys 1,1250 baby wipes, $20.00 buys 1,000 ct paper plates or 1,250 foam cups. $5.00 buys a case of water. Every little bit helps! PLEASE PUSH THAT DONATE BUTTON AND SHARE THIS OR PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL PEOPLE WHO YOU THINK CAN HELP! We need to do this FAST!!!
FOLKS WE just got off the phone with a major supplier! WOOO HOOO! Let's PRAY we have great news SOON!
GOOD MORNING AMERICA! WE ARE AMERICANS and as such we will help our fellow West Virginians in their time of need! Please folks, this is the last day of the fundraiser ~ If you can spare $5 or $10 PLEASE do so ~ If not please say prayers for West Virginia and SHARE THIS! Donation site is below! God Bless America and may WE bless West Virginia
We need $870 more this morning to reach our goal! WE CAN DO THIS BECAUSE WE ARE AMERICANS!
This morning the entire team will be calling wholesale suppliers to get water and supplies to West Virginia! Others will be look at locations and working with the local churches to set up and pass out the supplies when they get there tonight! YES WE HAVE THAT MUCH FAITH
UNITED WE STAND FOR WEST VIRGINIA!
First and foremost, WOW!!! Thank you ALL for your generosity and support!!! Our team has been busy sending out emails to distributors over the weekend so they have a heads up when we start bombarding them with calls in the morning (Monday). Ideally, if we can get some sponsored donations of water and supplies, in addition to discounted donations (even bulk purchase), that would be awesome and stretch each dollar as far as we can possibly make it. That said, I am asking to to continue to SHARE SHARE SHARE this post AND also become PHONE WARRIORS! Make calls to people you know that may not use social media, let them know what these poor people in WV are going through, ask if they can donate. If you know of anyone that works within the retail or distribution hierarchy, CALL THEM or contact us with a way to reach them. The more donations we can get, the more connections we can get, THE MORE WE CAN HELP THESE PEOPLE! Thank you for your continued support and God Bless them ... and each of us! Efforts like this make me SO PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!!!
AMERICA WEST VIRGINIA NEEDS OUR HELP! We realize times are tough, but just imagine if it was you and your family that needed clean water, plates to eat off, hand sanitizer, baby wipes to clean yourself and kids? Wouldn't you want your fellow Americans help? For those who have been through disasters, remember the Government will only do so much, in spite of all they promise! Almost all businesses are shut down and many can't afford to buy the supplies they need. A donation of $5 or $10 will add to how much we are able to assist. Thank you everyone for your support, donations and most important PRAYERS for West Virginia!
Good morning everybody! I see we got some more donations last night, THANK YOU to those that have donated! We are still quite a bit away from our goal, which we need to get water and supplies out to the people in the affected areas. They are in dire straits and we as Americans can help them! Please donate if you can, every little bit helps! Also, please spread the word to help us procure the donations needed to fill the donated 18-wheeler that currently sits empty waiting for the word to go pick up as soon as we have the funds to pay for it all!
NEWS UPDATE: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/11/hundreds-report-exposure-symptoms-in-w-va-after-crippling-chemical-spill/
Alright everyone, this is where we are right now: We, as a team of 10 from various groups and movements, have been working together for the past 12 hours trying to get enough water to deliver to the affected areas with the help of a generously donated truck. However, our biggest obstacle is that we have not gotten enough in donations to fill the trailer - the gas for an 18 wheeler is EXPENSIVE so we don't want to have to drive all over from store to store trying to fill it as that would be a waste of gas. Another problem is that its a weekend and the powers that be at the distributors and retailers are home for the weekend so we can't work on getting any "discounted" rates for buying in large bulk. We are also getting information from people IN the affected areas letting us know what their needs are most. So we have some together and decided to work more cost effectively and time efficiently. We will continue reaching out to distributors to procure bottled water AS WELL AS OTHER SUPPLIES to fill the trailer, such as paper plates, plastic flatware (because people can't wash dishes), hand sanitizers, baby wipes for possible bathing, etc. The more we can get in donations, the more we can help these people and bear in mind that this chemical doesn't just "flush" away, it will make it's way into the Mississippi river and continue to affect more areas! This is TRAGIC and we as Americans NEED to come TOGETHER to help fellow Americans! PLEASE HELP ~ IF you already have, please help us get the word out!
I want to thank you all that have donated, you all are AMAZING people. God bless you ALL for your support! Please don't stop here! Help us get the word out! The director of Emergency Services just confirmed they still indeed need water and so we are still trying to secure a truckload to deliver, which will cost $4,000 for one truckload. We are a quarter of the way there. Please help if you can, and if you cannot, please spread the word for us~Social Media at it's finest!
Just got off the phone with Cabell County Emergency Personal at 304-746-8828 (who are NOT FEMA, they are a group of citizens (50+) who are manning the phones but may be comprised of gov't employee volunteers, however) and they confirmed that they are still in need of water and emergency supplies and we can deliver it to the Charleston Civic Center for distribution to the counties in need. Wegmans is working on trying to load up our volunteer trailor (thanks Scott Overmiller and Kris Young) for $4,000 ~ that's about 18 skids (aka pallets), but we are FAR from that goal. Please donate if you can and share the donation link, we would greatly appreciate it!
ANNOUNCEMENT: WOWK is going on the air at 2:30 p.m. to bring you the latest information on the water crisis.
We will talk to C.W. Sigman with Kanawha-Putnam Emergency Planning and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
Our reporters have been out in the field all morning working to gather the latest information on the spill and cleanup effort.
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You can find the stream here: http://www.wowktv.com/category/277155/wv-water-contamination-live-stream-update
Folks if you can help West Virginia please do so!
This contamination has affected over 300,000 people! We need your help in getting water trucked into West Virginia especially the back woods areas! PLEASE IF YOU CAN HELP DO SO!
According to people in the affected areas, they need bottled water, paper plates, plastic flatware (because people can't wash dishes), hand sanitizers, baby wipes for possible bathing, etc. The more we can get in donations, the more we can help these people and bear in mind that this chemical doesn't just "flush" away, it will make it's way into the Mississippi river and continue to affect more areas! This is TRAGIC and we as Americans NEED to come TOGETHER to help fellow Americans! PLEASE HELP ~ IF you already have, please help us get the word out!
Hundreds of people in West Virginia have suffered nausea, vomiting and other symptoms of chemical exposure since a spill contaminated the public water supply
across nine counties.
The chemical spill was the largest single event the West Virginia poison centre has encountered in 20 years.
By 4pm ET on Friday, some 671 residents had called in to the poison centre with concerns on a wide range of symptoms from chemical exposure, the centre's director, Elizabeth Scharman, told The Guardian.
There were also 54 cases of animal exposure.
"The number continues to change every minute," Scharman said.
She said about half of the callers were reporting symptoms of exposure. "They are complaining of some nausea, vomiting, some dizziness, headaches, diarrhoea, reddening skin, itches and rashes," she said. "There are different complains from a little bit annoying to a little bit more significant."
A small number of callers were directed to hospital emergency rooms.
The chemical spill was believed to have contaminated the public water supply for 300,000 people, and West Virginians were told on Friday they would not be allowed to drink, bathe, or even wash their clothes in tap water for an indefinite period. ARTICLE: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/10/west-virginia-chemical-spill-thousands-exposure-symptoms?CMP=twt_gu