Flooding in West Virgina this week has damaged or destroyed more than 1200 homes and left 29 people dead - the highest death toll from flash floods in the United States since 2010.
They’ve been declared a Federal disaster area and, while the worst is hopefully behind them, there’s a lot of rebuilding and recovering to do for residents of the Mountain State.
Taking a page from his fellow WWE roster-mates Tyler Breeze and Kevin Owens, who earlier this year raised money for victims of a massive forest fire in their native Canada, West Virginia native Heath Slater has set-up a GoFundMe page to raise money for relief organizations working in the region:
As a born and raised WV Moutaineer, those rolling hills will always be home. No matter where I go in the world, WV is in my blood. Seeing the devastation that has taken hold of so many of my fellow Mountaineers is heartbreaking. I am asking you to band together to make the relief efforts a success. There are families that have lost their entire homes, there are children who have lost their parents, people who have lost their lives and people who are still missing. In a time where there is so much hate in the world, lets reach out and show these people that there is plenty of love left too.
Every penny that we collect during our compaign for the victims of the floods will go directly to LEGITIMATE charitable organizations who are working one on one with the areas effected. Keep in mind that the devastation stretches for miles and miles, effecting many different counties. Local fire departments who are traveling to people who have not yet been able to be reached because their bridges have been washed out, churches who are housing displaced children, restaurants who are feeding the hungry... these are the poeple who will recieve the funds that we raise.
Please share and help us to reach our goal. If you arent able to donate, please share and help us get the word out. Help us to help my home state.
If you’d like to help out, you can find the donation page here.