Charleston Job Corps was on hand to assist the clean-up efforts after flooding devasted a community just 2 miles from its center Sunday evening on August 15, 2022,
The high flood waters devastated the Campbells Creek area of Eastern Kanawha County. As a result of large amounts of rain during the evening and early morning hours of August 15th. At least 100 Campbells Creek homes reported flood damage. Campbells Creek Drive suffered a mudslide, and a lot of debris after the waters subsided.
Julius Whop Crowder, a Charleston Job Corps Security Guard, felt impelled to assist with clean-up after many of the center’s neighbors experienced such hardships. Crowder petitioned student assistance, of which several were happy to help a community in need.
Crowder and several students assisted with the clean-up efforts on Thursday, August 18, 2022, by shoveling water and mud, and also throwing out furniture to prevent mold buildup. The flood left the community picking up the pieces and trying to see where to go from here.
Families in the community stated it was a grueling process and they were very happy to see the community come together to aid their fellow man. Charleston Job Corps was happy to be a resource in their time of need.