Norfolk chef takes second round of donations to W. Va. flood victims

Posted at 5:09 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 17:17:42-04

NORFOLK, Va. – After seeing homes washed away and cars destroyed, a local chef is trying to give back to the state he calls home.

Executive Chef Eddie Lee Bryant has already taken action to help flood victims in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Now, he’s getting ready to make a second trip.

Bryant told News 3 the sights of his trip on July 3, explaining the muddy streets and gutted sidewalks lining houses that had been destroyed. He originally took toilet paper, dog food, canned goods, water and other necessities to the victims of the flood, but felt the need to make another donation to the area.

After seeing their community come together, Bryant said he knew ours could do the same and they have. Donations have poured in from all over Hampton Roads.

Bryant plans to leave Norfolk on July 17 to bring the collected items to those in need.

To get involved you can find Chef Eddie Lee on Facebook and send him a direct message.

Here’s a list of what Bryant said they still need:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Off! Bug repellents
  • Citronella candles
  • Box fans / fans
  • George foreman grills – Regular size and even the tall pedestal ones
  • Charcoal grills and charcoal
  • Fresh fruits
  • Soda
  • Juices
  • Flavored and enhanced waters like Propel and Powerade
  • Sporting goods, such as baseball gloves and balls
  • Running shoes in various sizes
  • Shoes and boots
  • Toys for middle aged kids ( 10-16 ) like Lego action figures and board games
  • Electronics to help people communicate and receive news, including TVs, laptops and tablets
  • Bikes, beach cruisers, boys, girls, men & women
  • T-shirts and shorts for men & women
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry detergent

And still taking monetary donations

PayPal is set up: