Mountain Mission is accepting donations for victims of the gas line explosion near Sissonville.
John Roberts, executive director, said Mountain Mission is working in conjunction with the Red Cross to fill in the gaps for helping those who were affected by the blast.
While the Red Cross stepped up to help with immediate needs, Mountain Mission is collecting additional items for the victims and has designated space to store goods. Among suggested donations are gift cards, cash, furniture and household goods.
"We are working with the Red Cross to make sure families get what they need," Roberts said. "Fire victims may not be ready for some things, but we have cleared out space for storing them until they can be properly distributed."
He noted that Columbia Gas officials have provided hotel rooms for temporary lodging. However, once victims get back on their feet, they will need numerous items, he said.
Columbia Gas Transmission is a subsidiary of Indiana-based NiSource.
In an email received on Friday, an open letter to families was sent from Jimmy Staton, chief executive officer of Columbia Gas.
"Last Tuesday, something went terribly wrong with our natural gas pipeline near Sissonville, and we are working tirelessly with state and federal officials to find out why," the statement says.