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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

TIFT COUNTY, GA (WALB) - The Demolition has begun in the McInnis Hill subdivision. "We start by taking the base board up. The flooring comes up. The sheet rock comes out and then we remove the wet insulation. The insulation is what will get really wet and moldy," said volunteer Ron Lawmen.

Ten homes here were submerged in several feet of water during flash floods. "We hoped it wouldn't be this bad, but it is what it is. Everything was just covered with debris. Things had just washed through the house. It was just wet and messy," said Bonnie Giddens.

But the group from the Georgia Baptist Convention say they will do what they can to help all who were affected. "We've got about a dozen here working on this part and, we have 10 more working in Norman Park," said Lawmen.

But they work with more than just their hands during this tough time. "They have been so busy, I don't think it has really hit them yet, " said Giddens.

"We get to encourage the home owners. We know it's a bad thing, but they get over it, and we help them get over it," said Lawmen.

And it is this kind of unity that will get them through. "The churches have just been so generous. Two different churches brought lunch today," said Giddens.

"And when we finish here,we gather with the homeowners and pray. And let them know they are not alone," said Lawmen. And together they work to bring these families back to their homes.

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to the Georgia Baptist Convention Relief team can contact any church in the Baptist Convention.

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