VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Operation Blessing International is keeping it local in a current effort to help people.
The Virginia Beach-based organization is assisting neighbors in Hampton Roads whose homes were flooded when Hurricane Matthew moved up the East Coast.
Operation Blessing is accepting requests from those people for free volunteer help. The humanitarian group also is recruiting volunteers. It is leading volunteer efforts every day except for Sundays.
Operation Blessing are now accepting volunteers daily at 8:00 AM (Monday – Saturday) at the CBN Corporate Support Building (977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach). Orientation will begin at 8:30 AM and teams will be sent out from there. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, dress appropriately for work in the field, and also provide their own transportation to and from the work site. Operation Blessing will provide work assignments, management and tools. For more information on volunteering, please contact 757-284-9183.
FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED FREE VOLUNTEER HELP:
Residents are invited come in person to fill out a work request for FREE volunteer help at the Operation Blessing Mobile Command Center, parked at the CBN Corporate Support Building (977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach) from 9:30am - 4:30pm daily (except Sunday). All residents must sign a work order form in person giving volunteer teams permission to access to your property. Volunteers will not be able to do work without a form SIGNED BY THE HOMEOWNER. Priority is given based on need (elderly, sick, disabled, etc) and is based on volunteer availability. For more information please call 757-793-1837.
More information is available on Operation Blessing International's Web site.