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SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -People in Sylvester and Worth County are rallying to help flood victims.
About 50 people had their homes damaged by water from the heavy rainstorms last week.
Now the community is taking stock of the damage, collecting food and clothes to help the effected families, and volunteers are coming in to help dry up the flooded homes.
Volunteers with the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief unit help dry out Lola Brantley's home on Courthouse Alley. Flash flood water got inside March 28th and again last week.
Brantley said "I'm really thankful that they are here. They're doing a wonderful job."
The Southern Baptist Convention volunteers remove the molded drywall in her closet and bedroom, then the insulation, and spray it down with bleach to kill the bacteria, and allow the home to dry out. These men and women are from all across South Georgia.
Team leader Allen Johnson said "That's what we try to do, give hope during crisis."
They have brought relief in disasters across the nation, from Hurricane Katrina to tornadoes, and now are going home to home in Sylvester, helping those in need with work and prayer. Nat McCalvin said "We see them start rebuilding. It's just a blessing. It's been very rewarding for my own life, and my own soul, and my own spirit."
The Sylvester and Worth County Chamber of Commerce has become the relief headquarters for the community. They and the Food Bank of Southwest Georgia are collecting food and clothes, and flood victims can go there for assistance.
Chamber of Commerce President Hollie Jones said "There is help with your house. There is help with food, and clothing. We just want to be able to help and assist them anyway we can."
Lola Brantley has a lot of clean up to do after the flood waters got in her home twice, and is glad that help is there for her.
Brantley said "With the help of the Lord, I'm going to be just fine."
You can help flood victims in Worth County, by dropping off non perishable food items, diapers, water, and cleaning supplies at the Chamber of Commerce on East Franklin Street. Or you can give to The Food Bank of Southwest Georgia, which is distributing flood relief items to 20 counties.