Ways to help following Lynchburg area storms

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A powerful storm ripped through Lynchburg and the surrounding areas Sunday leaving destruction and damage behind. Many local volunteers and non-profits are assisting those who were impacted or displaced by Sunday's storm.

God's Pit Crew:

God's Pit Crew in Danville has been in contact with ministry partners in Lynchburg, where they are traveling this afternoon to see how they can assist those communities.

If you're looking to help those in need, God's Pit Crew says donations are greatly appreciated.

God's Pit Crew says right now, the greatest need is monetary donations to help to cover the cost of fueling disaster response trucks and equipment.

God's Pit Crew will also be delivering Blessing Buckets to people affected by the storm. You can donate these items that will go in the Blessing Buckets:

• Individually wrapped bar soap
• Individually wrapped snack crackers
• 12 oz. thin bottles of shampoo
• Washcloths
• Deodorant

According to God's Pit Crew, you can drop off any donations at the lower dock on the God's Pit Crew Distribution Center at 145 Brentwood Drive in Danville.

The Community Foundation in Danville:

The Community Foundation in Danville has two ways that people can help aid in relief and recovery efforts. There are two particular funds in which you can donate to, the Agency Emergency Fund and the Disaster Relief Fund.

According to The Community Foundation, any agencies that may have been impacted by Sunday's storm can contact them about the Agency Emergency Fund. If you would like to support local relief efforts, you can donate to the Disaster Relief Fund.

Gleaning For The World

Gleaning For The World is helping to provide supplies to families that were impacted by Sunday's storm. Gleaning is working with churches and organizations to gather and distribute these supplies.

You can make a financial donation at www.GFTW.org.

You can also donate products through Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Sam's Club of Lynchburg.

The Amherst County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

The Amherst County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is accepting donations for people affected by the storm.

Here are the items needed the most:

• Gift cards from Wal-Mart, Food Lion, Sheetz, and Quik-e
• Paper towels
• Toilet paper
• Paper plates
• Plastic cups, forks, and spoons
• Clorox Wipes

You can drop off these donations Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Donations can been dropped off at the Amherst County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center at 328 Richmond Hwy, Suite A in Amherst.