The rebuild of Richwood begins. Yes, there was a flood; the worst in more than 100 years. There are pictures on social media showing the devastation; so there is no need to burden you with such pictures now.
But, the city and its residents survived. Now the cleanup and restoration begins. This is a great time to be a resident of Richwood. You now have the opportunity to be a part of the city’s revival.
The National Guard has been in town helping with the distribution of food and clothing. There will soon be a garbage pickup coordinated by the National Guard and the City of Richwood.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in town sometime Sunday, June 26, 2016, to begin the process of assessing the amount of assistance needed. All residents affected by the flooding should file damage claims. More information on how to properly file claims will be forthcoming.
Regarding donations, Fire Chief Tommy Coleman suggests the following:
- Donations of food that must be cooked and/or clothing; please take these donations to the Moose Lodge, 1 White Avenue, Richwood, WV. 304-846-6163. The Moose is located across from City Hall.
- Donations of cleaning supplies and bottled water, take to either the Richwood Volunteer Fire Department or City Hall. City Hall is located at 7 White Avenue, Richwood, WV. Phone number is (304)846-2596. The Richwood Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) is located at 10 White Avenue, Richwood, WV. Phone number For the RVFD is (304)846-4826.
- All other donations take to the Richwood Volunteer Fire Department.
The Richwood Pantry has started a Go Fund Me campaign. You can make donations by clicking here.
Below is a picture of Richwood on a great, sunny day in 2014. This is how we want
Richwood to be remembered. Help us make this happen.