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Tazewell County to host ‘Community Volunteer Day’ for flood victims

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The Tazewell County community is organizing a day for neighbors to help neighbors after last weeks floods.

A Community Volunteer Day is scheduled for next Wednesday. Federal help will not be available, and that is part of the reason why this is event is being put on.

The county didn't reach $10 million in damages, the amount needed to receive help from FEMA.

With that, the community has decided to take matters into their own hands and collectively tackle the clean-up and repair work.

WVVA spoke with Richlands Police Lt. Gregg Reynolds, who explained how the group will tackle the clean-up and repair work next Wednesday.

"Between the college, the Southern Baptist Virginia Disaster Relief Team that is here. They have accessed around 40 homes, which qualify for what they can do to help rebuild or do some sort of demolition construction to the homes. So they are asking for members of the community. I know that the college (Southwest Community College) has offered up to 300 students, that will help on that day."

Lt. Gregg Reynolds

They are still asking for volunteers and plan to push the community day through the Richlands Facebook Page and the access channel through the town of Richlands.

If you would like to be apart of the effort, you can contact the Richlands Police Department and ask for Sgt. Millard McGhee for more information.

Brandon Lawson

Weekend Meteorologist

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