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Little River Veteran in need of assistance after the flood hits his home hard

LITTLE RIVER, SC (WMBF) - Our veterans risk their lives for our country, rarely asking for anything in return. A local veteran that has helped many others is now in need of assistance.

Scott McMorrow served our country in the Marine Corps and even today, continues to volunteer his time, helping veterans at the Welcome Home Center find jobs.

"I love my country, I love my vets, I just want to be able to help,” Scott said.

While Scott may not ask for help in return, images of his home speak volumes for how much his family is in need at their home in Little River.

Scott and Christine McMorrow moved into their home less than a year ago.

"This is our first home together as a couple and we thought this was our future,” Christine said. “I know it's just a home, but it's our home.”

With one storm, everything changed.

"The furniture itself has been damaged and it's bacteria ridden so it's suggested that we don't keep it, all the appliances, all the cabinets in the kitchen, the garage,” Scott said.

On top of having to gut out the entire inside of the house, the outside is also a mess. The yard has been eroded to a creek.

The McMorrow’s are feeling the cost, especially with no flood insurance.

"Just looking around just makes me wanna cry,” Christine said. "It just makes you think wow, how unattainable it could be to afford all of this."

The couple is trying to stay positive, especially being just days ago, their lives were on the line.

"Within minutes our house started flooding," Scott said. "If we opened the door it would have been like Noah's Ark, it was bad."

Scott and Christine had to be rescued from the window of their home, Friday, after flood waters entered their home and they were trapped. At the time, all Scott could think of, was keeping his family safe.

"I've been trained to try and be calm and rational but it was hard to focus, I was really worried about my wife’s safety and my cats,” Scott said.

His focus remains rising above the flood, and stay positive about the future, like a true soldier would.

"Yeah it's gonna take time, you know we're just lucky to be safe and we'll just take it one day at a time and try to stay positive,” he said.

"It makes you think what's important, the things aren't as important as the people, Christine said. “As long as we're, safe, that's all that matters right now.”

If you want to help:

If you want to reach out to Scott and Christine, to help, you can email them at: Nana151946@yahoo.com

You can also donate to the Go Fund Me account, created by Scott’s kids: https://www.gofundme.com/4b5gyesw

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