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How and where you can contribute hurricane relief / August 31, 2017
American Red Cross

How to donate to disaster relief through the American Red Cross


Via text: message 90999

Locally by mail: American Red Cross, P.O. Box 1774, Halifax, VA 24558

To drop off financial donations: 1030 Cowford Rd., Halifax

With checks, please write on memo line, “DISASTER RELIEF”, and leave a contact phone number.

From Halifax United Way

In light of recent events that have taken place in Texas as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Halifax United Way, Inc. will host three drop off locations for relief efforts. The following locations will serve as drop off locations on Tuesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 7. Please note that the locations will not be accepting monetary donations for relief efforts. A list of accepted donated items is below.

Tuesday & Thursday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In Riverdale: Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc., 1176 Huell Matthews Hwy, South Boston

Tuesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

In Centerville: Heritage House (Parking Lot), 3501 Old Halifax Rd. South Boston

Tuesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

In the Town of Halifax: Farmers Market, 209 S. Main Street, Halifax

Blessing Bucket List: (items needed)

5 Gallon Buckets

Encouragement: Bibles & Personal Notes of Encouragement

Food Items: Water Bottles, Cans of Soda, Ready to Eat Foods (spaghetti, ravioli, Vienna sausages), Crackers, Utensils/ Napkin Packs

Personal Items: Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste, Feminine Products, Deodorant, Small Bottles of Shampoo, Soap, Combs, Razors, Thin Bath Towel, Wash Cloths

Miscellaneous: Flashlight, Batteries, Zip Lock Bags, Cleaning Supplies, and Alcohol & Peroxide

All items will be donated to God’s Pit Crew to transport to Texas for those in need and affected by the hurricane. If you, your church, group or organization is willing to volunteer to assist with any of these efforts please call our office 434-476-1919 or show up on the designated days.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with God’s Pit Crew to help these Hurricane Harvey victims.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s assistance in collecting donations for the Hurricane victims in Texas. We will be collecting items from Wednesday, August 30 to Friday, September 1 at our office located at 134 S. Main St. Halifax. We kindly ask that people bring donations from Monday through Friday during the time frame of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. God’s Pit Crew is in need of the following items:


Canned food – (Pop tops, ready to eat)


Utensil/Napkin Packs


Feminine products


Individual Soaps

Packaged combs

Packaged razors

Thin Bath Towels

Wash Cloths

Paper Towels

Toilet Paper

Cleaning Wipes

Alcohol or peroxide

Flashlight with extra batteries


Personal note to let the recipient know someone is thinking of them

An update and message of thanks From God’s Pit Crew

After being stopped due to flooded roadways on Sunday, God’s Pit Crew volunteers were able to deliver the two tractor trailer loads of relief supplies that left last Friday, to a ministry in New Caney, Texas. As of Wednesday afternoon, this organization has already distributed almost all of the Blessing Buckets, water, and more to the victims of the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

“Two days ago, I literally cried to God asking Him for help. Our ministry had nothing to give…,” said Lenoir with the ministry outreach center in New Caney.

Lenoir’s ministry was receiving calls non-stop from people desperately needing help.

“Within hours, I heard you guys [God’s Pit Crew] were coming to drop off donations here. I literally seen God open the doors of Heaven’s favor and blessings, and a big 18-wheeler came through with God’s Pit Crew on the side of it,” praised Lenoir.

As of this morning at 6:00 a.m., two additional GPC tractor trailer loads of hope heading back to Texas, as we continue to help deliver hope, healing, and restoration to those who are hurting in Texas.

God’s Pit Crew has remained in constant contact with people who are on the ground in Houston, and has secured multiple drop-off points for our tractor trailers, and to keep us up-to-date on the current weather and road conditions. God’s Pit Crew plans to continue shipping the truckloads of hope and relief, as long as resources are available and there is a need. Once waters recede, a team of volunteers will head to Texas to begin the clean up and rebuilding efforts.

At this time, GPC’s greatest need is bottled water and monetary donations. Monetary gifts will allow God’s Pit Crew to be able to not just respond this week, but for weeks and months to come. There have also been numerous bottled water collection sites that have been established throughout the region.

In South Boston: Halifax Christian School, 3098 Halifax Road South Boston (water can be dropped off at any time—please place where signs are marked)

In Danville: God’s Pit Crew, 2499 North Main Street, Danville, Virginia Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

God’s Pit Crew would like to thank everyone who has prayed for the ministry, and those who have contributed to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Whether it be through a case of bottled water, a Blessing Bucket, or monetary donation, you are helping make a lasting impact and difference in the lives of those hurting in Texas.

If anyone would like to find out more about how to help make an impact in the lives of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, monetary donations can be made by visiting, by calling the GPC office at 434-836-4472 or by mailing donations to the address above.

Other Blessing Bucket drop-off places in the county: Joe and A Bow, in downtown South Boston and Halifax; Sweet Cee’s, downtown South Boston; OneMain Financial, Halifax Square Shopping Center, during business hours.

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