Refrigeration Recycling LLC would like to thank the Southwest Community College (SWCC) of Richlands, VA, for their technical support following the devastating flooding in Greenbrier County. The school’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technical degree program provided the company with critically needed personnel in support of emergency services for commercial companies involved in the food distribution industry.
“Refrigeration Recycling became involved with SWCC’s HVAC program as part of their students’ participation in our entrepreneurial internship program,” says Gregg Wingo of the company. “Their area of Virginia is very familiar with the impact of flooding on communities and the program’s director, Professor Larry Hughes, reached out to us immediately when he heard news of the devastation. This enabled us to more rapidly aid our grocery and convenience store, and restaurant clients to reopen and maintain delivery of products and services to their customers and the residents of Greenbrier County.”
“We were also very thankful to be able to provide logistical support through our warehouse facility for the Rhema Christian Center’s direct relief activities,” states Michael Monte of Refrigeration Recycling, “and we strongly encourage others to contribute however they can through the Neighbors Loving Neighbors program on their website.”
Southwest Virginia Community College is a two-year institution of higher education established as a part of a statewide system of community colleges serving the residents of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties directly and the surrounding areas of Virginia and West Virginia. Their HVAC program is designed to train individuals in the basic technology of the field and prepare their graduates to enter the workforce as entry-level technicians. Participants acquire technical skills in both HVAC and refrigeration making them highly adaptable in field repairs and emergency service calls. Students interested in their HVAC program can visit the college’s website at www.sw.edu or call Admissions at 276-964-7238.
For more information on Refrigeration Recycling or HVAC/R in general visit their website at www.refrigerationrecycling.com or “like” their Facebook page: Refrigeration Recycling LLC. Individuals interested in volunteering for flood relief with Rhema can contact them by phone at 304-645-6999, or they can donate through the Neighbors Loving Neighbors link (https://therhemalife.ccbchurch.com/w_give_online.php).
The Rhema Christian Center recommends the following ways to continue to support flood relief:
• Continual prayer
• Volunteer your time in clean-up and rebuilding (Volunteer Reception Center 304-808-1872)
• “Adopt” a family
• Lowe’s gift cards (helps replace tools, building supplies, etc.)
• Gift certificates to restaurants (working on their homes with no kitchen)
• Wal-Mart gift cards
• Pre-paid gift cards
• School supplies
You can give to individuals personally or you can give to the church to disburse where needed (checks can be made out to Rhema Christian Center for Flood Disaster Fund).
For furniture donations and needs, you may contact: Furniture Distribution Center, Mallow Mall, Covington, VA, at 540-691-4344.
If you have questions you may contact the church office 304-645-6999, Steve Cooke 304-646-8891 or Sheila Farley 304-646-8893.
To stay informed visit the following Facebook pages: GC HS EM, Rhema Christian Center, WV Flood, Jay Morris, or WV Department of Health and Human Resources.