How to volunteer to help Hampton Roads flooding victims

Photo courtesy: Operation Blessing International

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – If you would like to volunteer to help with local Hurricane Matthew cleanup, or could use help yourself, Operation Blessing is coordinating an effort to bring the two groups together.

The Virginia Beach-based humanitarian organization has sent teams to Haiti and hard-hit Fayetteville, NC, but also wants to help out Hampton Roads residents.


Operation Blessing is looking for volunteers daily, Monday through Saturday. If you’re interested, meet at the CBN Corporate Support Building at 977 Centerville Turnpike at 8 a.m. There will be an orientation at 8:30 a.m. then teams will be dispatched from there. Volunteers must be 18 or older, dressed to work in the field and must provide their own transportation to and from the work site(s). Operation Blessing will provide the work assignments, management and tolls. Contact 757-284-9183 for more information.

The Virginia Beach Foodbank is running low on supply as they try to help flood victims. If you’d like to donate, you can do so at any Virginia Beach fire station. Find locations here. You can also donate clothing to the Salvation Army at 2093 General Booth Boulevard or 1136 Lynnhaven Parkway. For more information, visit


Residents in need of help are invited to fill out a request for free volunteer help at the Operation Blessing Mobile Command Center outside the CBN Corporate Support Building. The command center will be open daily (except on Sunday) from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. All residents must sign a work order form in person. Priority will be given based on need and volunteer availability. For more information, call 757-793-1837.

Photo courtesy: Operation Blessing International
Photo courtesy: Operation Blessing International