Donations needed in Horry County for W.V. flood victims

MYRTLE BEACH (WBTW) – Hundreds of Red Cross workers have been sent to West Virginia where flooding took at least 20 lives. The flood victims are in need of donations and an Horry County woman is doing her part to help.

Treva Leigh is originally from Kanawha County West Virginia but has been living in Myrtle Beach for a year. She says people back home have told her horror stories about everything that is damaged.

“A lot of my family and friends have been devastated by the flooding, in particular on the Elk River,” said Leigh. “The whole town is probably going to have to be bulldozed and rebuilt.”

She is collecting donations and working with the Red Cross’ disaster program here in South Carolina to make sure those items get to people in West Virginia who need it most.

Leigh says items needed most are:

  • New underwear
  • Batteries (sizes, C, AA, AAA)
  • Diapers, wipes, baby food, diaper rash cream
  • Women’s hygiene products
  • Rubber boots
  • Bug spray/sunscreen
  • Cleaning products (bleach, mops, brooms, shovels)
  • Easy to open canned food (tuna, beanie weenies, Vienna sausages)

They can be dropped off all weekend at the Myrtle Beach Coin Laundry: 612 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

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