DANVILLE, Va. (FOX 56) — Cleanup and recovery efforts continue in eastern Kentucky following the deadly floods this summer.

Volunteer crisis response organization God’s Pit Crew spent several weeks in the area helping those who lost everything, now they’re back to help one family in particular in a major way.

The Smith family of Letcher County lost their home and all of their belongings in the floods. God’s Pit Crew Founders Randy and Terri Johnson said they felt called upon by a higher power to help the family get back on their feet.

“They are a wonderful family who like many lost everything with no way to recover. Part of what we do is go back after disasters and find families in these situations and try to rebuild for them. Currently, we are building the Smiths a brand-new house, which we will fully furnish for them. We just want to give a family who finds themselves in a hopeless situation some hope for a new future for tomorrow,” said Randy Johnson.

The couple also shared a message for those still struggling who face a long road to recovery ahead.

“I know that there’s still so many more that’s out there hurting, just say don’t give up. Don’t ever give up, just keep pressing on and you know what? God will show up. He always shows up and he always shows up on time,” said Terri Johnson.

God’s Pit Crew plans to reveal the house to the Smith family on April 7th.

Members of God’s Pit Crew are also traveling to Mississippi to help victims of the deadly tornado that hit the state in late March.


God’s Pit Crew has helped build or rebuild more than 50 homes for families in need across the country. The organization has also distributed more than 500 million pounds of supplies to those in need or impacted by disasters worldwide.

For more information about God’s Pit Crew and ways to help visit godspitcrew.org.