World Vision US assessment teams from West Virginia are also providing immediate assistance in areas hard-hit by heavy snows. In Appalachia, where power is still out, the World Vision Storehouse in Philippi, West Virginia is closed because of a power outage. This is the third day that facility has been shut down.
World Vision US is now using its existing pre-positioned supplies to help as it restocks shelves. "In the last three days I've bought blankets, tarps and clean up kits," says Miltimore. "Money is critical to replenish our supplies." World Vision US is setting up a long-term distribution center in New York to distribute family-fundamentals (clothing, cleaning supplies and household goods). "We're going to help restore this community," says Miltamore.
To help: www.worldvision.org/americanfamilies