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Church helps hurricane victims in Myrtle Beach

Some of the group helped this 88 year old man and his wife fill a tractor-trailer sized dumpster in just one hour. This couple lost everything and said they couldn’t eat or sleep for weeks after the hurricane. It was extremely touching to watch this couple throw 60 years of their family into the dumpster. The couple opted not to rebuilt, but instead will move to an assisted-living home.
Members of the group rake glass, nails and other debres from front yards in the area.
Owen Froelich, of Canton, and Daryle Walton, of Newberry, remove muddy personal possessions to a nearby rubble pile.

Pastors Lon and Dawn Williams from Liberty Church recently led a five-day missions trip of 20 locals to the Myrtle Beach area to help Hurricane Florence victims.

There were 6,000 flooded homes in the area. Many lost everything and are trying to figure out how and where to rebuild their lives. One home had water damage as high as 8 feet, making it into the second floor.

The group’s main role was to empty the contents of houses like appliances, furniture, flooring, ceilings and drywall.

“It really was humbling as all 20 of us were challenged and came home with a fresh new perspective about life, family and home,” said Lon Williams.

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