Earlier this month, torrential rainfalls destroyed parts of Ohio.
In the midst of the rainfalls, the national weather service issued an additional flood warning for counties in Ohio and the neighboring state of Pennsylvania.
Reports released earlier this week from the heavy rainstorms describe streets and homes being destroyed.
Several counties in Ohio and Kentucky are under a flood advisory until midnight. https://t.co/JInXrfjMRm
— WCPO (@WCPO) May 21, 2017
Flood victim Patty Staggs of Youngsville, Ohio told KLFY, “…[Water] was rising quick. It was almost like a flood gate opened, so by the time that happened I knew I couldn’t do anything about it.”
“So we grabbed what we could and we got out of here,” she said, before describing what it looked like when she returned home. “I [don’t] have any walls. [And] the floors [are] disgusting.”
To rebuild Staggs home and 299 other families in the area, Eight Days of Hope, a Christian non-profit dedicated to helping individuals and communities rebuild their home has committed to do everything in their power to restore it.
Eight Days of Hope XIII Announcement https://t.co/T91S4nubZ9
— 232-HELP/LA 211 (@232_HELP_LA211) March 25, 2017
Eight Days of Hope is scheduled to start work in Acadiana next Monday.
If you are interested in volunteering, donating and praying for Eight Days of Hope click here.
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