Volunteers Helping Flood Victims in Pike County

By: Marcus Conroy Email
By: Marcus Conroy Email

Volunteers all across Kentucky are reaching out to flooding victims in Pike County.

Susan Patton teaches at John's Creek Elementary, and knows students and other teachers who lost everything in the Saturday floods.

"It's very sad, people are really hurting," Patton said.

Patton knew she had to help, so she spent the day driving around Coons Creek delivering supplies to victims and volunteers.

"Bringing them water, something to eat. Just try to make them feel better," Patton said.

The near-by Zebulon Church of Christ just up the road is collecting clothes and cleaning supplies to distribute to flood victims.

"A lot of churches are pledging help. It's just amazing the response people are showing," Pastor Shane Lockard said.

"It's one of those things you have to come together as a family. Gotta roll up your sleeves and do what you can," Roger Ford, from the Shelby Church of Christ, said.

Justin Kilgore says the response to help people like his grandmother is overwhelming.

"People who don't know you from Adam have come. We're all in this county together, and it's amazing how many are here to help," Kilgore said.

Nothing can replace what neighbors have lost, but Patton says situations like these bring out the best in people.

Volunteers at the Zebulon Church of Christ will begin giving away clothes on Tuesday morning. Lockard says a food delivery truck should be delivering food for victims to the church later this week.

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