SCN Volunteers visit West Virginia to help with flood relief

Posted by Spalding Hurst

August 9, 2016

West Virginians face a long road to recovery after deadly June flooding

It was a declared a major disaster in West Virginia. Flash flooding left at least 23 people dead. The floods have been called the worst in a century for portions of the state.

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SCN volunteers are working in Clendenin, West Virginia, (outside of Charleston) where the whole town was under water. They are assisting with mud outs in the crawl space under flooded homes. They call it “belly work” because you crawl in to remove soaked insulation, molded wood and contaminated ductwork.


View more photos here.

The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program invite lay women and men to cross-cultural partnership with people, especially the oppressed, economically poor and marginalized, primarily in the areas in which Sisters, Associates and/or members of the Sisters of Charity Federation are called to mission.


  1. brother Carey

    It takes special people to do that hard, back breaking work for their neighbors in Christ.

  2. Mary Gene

    How awesome you all are…..Great work

  3. Dana Hinton

    Great effort by our SCN Volunteers!

  4. Teresa Kotturan

    Thank you for doing the hard work in our name for the people of Clendenin.

  5. Sister Luke

    So proud of you all. Thank you for representing us in WVA.
    Sister Luke

  6. Patsy O'Toole

    Wow! I’m so impressed with the hard work and big smiles! Fantastic job…so proud of you!


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