Communities across Southwest Virginia depend on United Way of Southwest Virginia to mobilize quickly after disaster strikes to meet immediate needs and assist in long-term recovery.
United Way of Southwest Virginia has the capacity, experience, and working relationships to provide resources needed for relief and recovery.
Hurley, Virginia experienced catastrophic flooding and landslides destroying multiple homes. Immediately following rescue and recovery operations, United Way of Southwest Virginia activated the Disaster Relief Fund for Hurley with seed funding from the American Electric Power Foundation on September 1, 2021.
All donations will go directly to provide support for those impacted by the Hurley disaster. United Way of Southwest Virginia is working with authorities and partners in Buchanan County on the distribution of funds.
Hurley Relief Resources
Hurley Long Term Recovery Group
Send a message to our donations team or call 276-628-2160
Contact Buchanan County Department of Social Services to be enrolled as a flood relief case. The Buchanan DSS is at 3174 Slate Creek Road, Grundy, VA, 24614. Please call them directly at 276-935-8106.
How do I volunteer to help in the repair and rebuilding efforts in Hurley?
Volunteers are being coordinated locally through Mountain Mission School. Please call 276-935-2954 for volunteer-related questions.
Long Term Recovery Group Member Roster
Bob Anderson, Executive Director, Buchanan County Public Service Authority
Jim Baldwin, Executive Director, Cumberland Gap Planning District Commission
Wanda Beery, Alumni Relations, Mountain Mission School
Buckey Blankenship, Church Administrator, Harman Memorial Baptist Church
Brandee Brown, Executive Director, YMCA of Buchanan County
Tommy Casteel, former Regional Director, Virginia Department of Social Services
Bart Chambers, Buchanan County Building Official and Emergency Management Coordinator
Chad Cole, Asstistant Residency Administrator, VDOT
Melvena Counts, Executive Assistant, United Way of Southwest Virginia
Jeff Mansour, Program Director, Thompson Charitable Foundation
Denise McGeorge, Case Manager, Buchanan County DSS
Debbie Milton, Senior Planner, Cumberland Gap Planning District Commission
Chris Mitchell, President, Mountain Mission School
Bob Reece, former President and CEO, Grundy National Bank
John Rife, Owner, Rife TV
Scott Robertson, Director of Marketing and Communications, United Way of Southwest Virginia
Travis Staton, President and CEO, United Way of Southwest Virginia
Julie Thompson, Assistant Director of New Build, Appalachia Service Project
Marci Watson, Director, Buchanan County Department of Social Services