West Virginia floods: How to help

Men go through the debris of a home that washed away and burned after severe flooding hit White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Story highlights

  • West Virginia reeling from deadly floods
  • President Barack Obama has declared the state a disaster area

(CNN)Massive flooding has devastated parts of West Virginia, killing 23 people and damaging or destroying more than 1,200 homes.

Several organizations are on the ground offering assistance:
AmeriCares is delivering medical and relief supplies including hygiene kits, first aid supplies, tetanus vaccines, insulin and bottled water.
    The Salvation Army has disaster response teams providing food, clean water, emergency shelter and aid. The group says 100% of monetary donations will go toward those affected by the floods.
    Save the Children is providing emergency assistance and ongoing support to children and families affected by floods.
    The United Way of Southern West Virginia is asking for non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies and boots of all sizes. At this time, no clothing is being accepted. Donations can be dropped off at 110 Croft Street in Beckley, West Virginia.
      The United Way of Greenbrier Valley is accepting monetary donations to support flood victims in Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Monroe counties.
      Team Rubicon is providing volunteer management, damage assessments, the removal of wet and moldy material and debris in some of the worst affected areas.