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Locals helping Tennessee flood victims

By Sherea Harris

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Flooding in Tennessee has caused death and devastation and the storm survivors have not been forgotten.

Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hoover is holding a relief effort to help folks left with little.

A church member knows a storm victim in Tennessee and that's how a relief effort came about.

There are many people who lost everything. The church wanted to send more than prayers.

The goal is to fill a trailer with donations to deliver them to the flood victims.

Volunteers unloaded several vehicles Wednesday afternoon. Items like water, non-perishable foods, toys, cleaning products, and clothes were donated.

"I think it's greatly needed especially since most of people don't have flood insurance, they are just without," said Christie Halloran, who donated items.

"A lot of these people have had nothing and lost the nothing they had," said Scott Hawkins, the associate pastor. "So its one of those things where they need anything to get their life started again, especially when you think of babies that lost the ability to have diapers, formula things like that."

If you want to help out, donations will be collected through Saturday at the church. It's located at 611 Riverchase Parkway West.

The items will be delivered to the flood victims on Tuesday.

 

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