CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – A faith-based crisis response team from Danville, Virginia is bringing supplies and assistance to the flood-stricken Conway area Thursday.
"God's Pit Crew" has about 20 volunteers in Conway who are helping to cut down trees, move debris and anything top help families in need following the storm.
The crew has already delivered 11 tractor trailer loads to people in North and South Carolina, including three loads to Conway, according to the group's organizers. These loads are filled with water, Gatorade and "blessing buckets," which have soap, shampoo, deodorant, a comb, food, water, paper towels, toilet paper, a flashlight with batteries and other essentials.
The group is working with Horry County, and their focus right now is helping the clean up, organizers say. After the trip, which will last for about a week and a half, the volunteers will head home, but may return to aid in rebuilding.
"God's Pit Crew" was established in 1999, and responds after major natural disasters. Teams of volunteers carry in tractor trailers with supplies, then help with whatever is needed after the storm. Another rebuilding team then helps out on the back end of the disaster.