Virginia Beach Hurricane Matthew recovery center open again Monday

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A recently opened recovery center for Hurricane Matthew victims in Virginia Beach will be open again Monday, to help residents affected by the storm.

The community recovery center at Bow Creek Recreation Center, 3427 Club House Rd., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, the city said Sunday. Future dates and times for the center have not yet been decided.

The center is situated to help people from neighborhoods most affected by rain and flooding, including Bow Creek, Carriage Hill, Green Run, The Lakes, Pecan Gardens, Princess Anne Plaza, Scarborough Square, Wayside Apartments, Windsor Oaks, Windsor Oaks West and Windsor Woods.

Services available at the center include showers, crisis counseling, a food pantry, temporary housing, property damage reporting and requests for cleanup, also known as “muck and gut.”

For the more information, call 757-385-3111.

Separately, Virginia Beach residents who want to help with ongoing recovery efforts have several ways to pitch in.

  • Virginia Beach fire stations are collecting non-perishable food donations from 4-7 p.m.
  • Clothing donations can be brought to the Salvation Army, 2093 General Booth Blvd. or 1136 Lynnhaven Pkwy.
  •  Volunteers who can help with repairs should contact Operation Blessing at 757-284-9183. Volunteers meet at the CNB Corporate Support Building, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Monday through Saturday at 8 a.m. for registration and orientation. Participants should wear rubber boots and long pants. Work assignments, tools and lunch will be supplied, but volunteers need to provide their own transporation to and from the work locations. No reservations are needed.

 

This is a developing story. Southside Daily will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, TIME.com, nationalgeographic.com and Talking Points Memo. Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, TIME.com, nationalgeographic.com and Talking Points Memo. Her recent book, Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, was shortlisted for the 2017 Mark Lynton History Prize. Her first book, The Day the Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy, won the 2005 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.