Joey Logano donates to flood rebuilding, domestic violence shelter


Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano has spent the week following his Charlotte win giving back.

The Team Penske driver made two different donations this week, to the flood rebuilding efforts in South Carolina and to a domestic violence center in Martinsville, Va.

With Jordan Anderson, a Camping World Truck Series driver from Forest Acres, S.C., Logano visited Columbia, S.C., to view flood damaged areas and thank rescue workers and volunteers for their efforts.

In addition to his visit, Logano and his foundation made a $50,000 donation to flood relief efforts.

“It’s important that we continue to be aware of what people are going through in Columbia and throughout the state of South Carolina,” Logano said in a release. “Just because the floods have receded and the rivers have crested, doesn’t mean there still isn’t work left to be done. Many people are still in need of food and drinking water. Facilities vital to the city are still in need of repair. That’s why Jordan and I are here. If we can bring attention to these needs, we’re happy to do it.”

The donation is paired with another Logano made in the town that’s home to Martinsville Speedway. The Joey Logano Foundation, as part of Logano’s Chasing Second Chances program, donated $7,000 toward the installation of a new roof at the Martinsville and Henry County Domestic Violence Shelter.

The donation, which also includes 100 personal hygiene kits, comes as October is domestic violence awareness month.

“When we found Citizens Against Family Violence (the program that runs the shelter) and learned about the shelter, we knew it was a great fit,” Logano said in a release. “The Martinsville community was hit hard during the recession and when a community has unemployment numbers over 20 percent, non-profits have a hard time raising the funds they need.”

Warren Rogers, the director of the program, said the new roof would not have been possible without the help of Logano’s foundation.

“It blew my mind. It was like a gift from God,” Rogers said. “Repairs like that are not funded by our state grant and require a considerable amount of fundraising.”

To make your own donation in support of the flood relief efforts, visit Citizens Against Family Violence offers a 24 hour hotline for any victim of sexual or domestic violence. To receive help, call 276.632.8701.