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MOUNT AIRY, N.C. -- Many people in the Piedmont Triad have ties to West Virginia, where more than 20 people have died and entire communities have been destroyed due to historic flooding. The close ties have many volunteers gathering supplies.

“There are still people missing,” said Jonathan Bailey, who is from the area hit hard. He’s working with folks in Surry County to gather supplies. “You can’t take the pain away from these people but you can definitely give back the items they’ve lost.” Bailey says H&W Trucking is donating a tractor-trailer with a drop-off location set up at the Lowes Foods on N.C. 89 in Mount Airy until Wednesday.

Volunteers with the Stokes Militia are accepting donations at Ann Chilton Reality on Main Street in King until noon Friday.

"We are reaching out to anybody and everybody,” said Mark Butler, a volunteer who is from the area hit hard. “Helping to get the immediate supplies and then we can address the long term needs.”

93.1 The Wolf is accepting cleaning supplies until the end of the day Thursday at their studios on National Service Road in Greensboro. You can also donate money through the American Red Cross.