Humanitarian Aid Organization Provides Clean Water to Areas Impacted by Chemical Spill
CONCORD, Va., Jan. 13, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Gleaning For The World, an international non-profit humanitarian aid organization based in Virginia, is providing 200,000 bottles of water to families in the Charleston and Huntington, WV areas. Utilizing churches as distribution points, Gleaning For The World is helping in Holden, Boone and Logan counties.
"According to FEMA, the damage to the water plant in Charleston may take between four days and two weeks to fully resolve," stated Ron Davidson, President of Gleaning For The World. "They have not had a chemical spill with this toxic product before and they are uncertain how long it will take to clean the equipment and begin purify the water for Charleston and the five counties surrounding the plant."
As a result, Gleaning immediately began working through its partners and shipped nine tractor-trailer loads of water over the weekend. As it has across the world, Gleaning has a network of partners throughout West Virginia that makes the distribution of supplies timely and efficient.
"Our partnerships allows us to immediately place supplies within hours of any disaster," added Davidson. "The partnership with churches and other non-profits is invaluable to Gleaning and a great asset to the people who need immediate help when a disaster strikes."
If you would like to help in this effort, you can donate at www.GFTW.org
About Gleaning For The World
Founded in 1998 by the Rev. Ronald Davidson, Gleaning For The World is a non-profit humanitarian aid organization that shares the love of God at home and around the world through the efficient delivery of high quality, life-saving supplies to victims of poverty and devastation by connecting corporate surplus to critical needs.
Forbes Magazine has ranked Gleaning For The World the "most efficient large charity in America" four out of the past five years. This non-profit organization is based in Concord, VA. Jonathan Falwell is Board Chairman.