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August 12, 2005

Sylvester- Mayor Bill Yearta says the Small Business Administration received at least 100 applications for low-interest loans. About 50 people who did not qualify for loans received individual assistance checks for $1,605, but that's only the equivalent of about 3 months rent in Sylvester.

Local churches created the Open Door Recovery Network that accepts private donations and distributes them to flood victims.

"It's going to be up to neighbors helping neighbors and hopefully this group is going to organize a lot of volunteers to help people," says mayor Bill Yearta.

You can still donate food items at the disaster donation center in the old Snipes IGA store on North Main Street.

Private and business donations are also being collected by Open Door. Contact Dr. Thomas Latimer at (229) 776-5783 for more information.

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