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Albany volunteers will help flood victims

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Flood damage totals in North Georgia now stand at $500 million.

People are still cleaning up, but this week a group of young south Georgians will pitch in to help with recovery.

Empowering Youth for Success founders Joey Harris and Kendell Crawford will take a group of eight to Atlanta to help tear down walls for people without flood insurance.

20,000 homes and other structures received major damage.

The group leaves Tuesday morning and will spend five days helping out.

"It's an experience for the kids so they can, to help and empower them to be more responsible," said Joey Harris, Empowering Youth for Success.

"We're headed to Marietta Georgia where most of the damage was, and we're going to be up there for one week, hopefully we can do a house a day and that'll help the people of Atlanta," said Kendell Crawford, Empowering Youth for Success.

The group hopes to help at least five homeowners.

The five day drip will cost the organization $1,500.

You can help them by making a tax deductible donation.

You can contact Joey Harris by phone at (229) 809-6943 or Kendell Crawford by mail at 3500 Wexford Drive, Albany Georgia 31721.

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