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Local church helps victims of S.C. flood

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Rain may not be causing problems to the people across our area impacted by flooding, but resources are. Some people driven from their homes need the bare essentials right now.

“I think we are called to be the light to the community,” Pastor Jamie Barfield, Senior of Palmetto Pointe Church of God said.

Palmetto Pointe Church of God, along with others in the area are providing support for those who were impacted big and small by recent flooding.

“I think every human being has an innate sense of desiring to show compassion in the time of need to the community,” Pastor Barfield said.

It’s that same thought, Governor Nikki Haley wrapped up her latest press conference with.

“In at time like this, this historic event is going to go down where facts are going to be given. The amount of flood waters, the amount of damages, the amount of dollars and how much that was, but these challenges are also revealing about the true heart and soul of South Carolinians and that’s the story we control that’s the story we get to tell and it’s a good story,” Haley said.

The Palmetto Pointe Church of God is taking resources around our area to those people who need them.

On Sunday, Pastor Barfield was in West Columbia. In that city the water system was greatly impacted during the storm.

“There is no drinking water there. I was able to support a church this past weekend that had already given away more than one million bottles of water to the community…diapers to the kid’s lots of clothing, just a community that had been devastated,” Barfield said.

The church also had some of its own impacted by the storm.

“We had a few church members and families that were displaced, but we were blessed here. We want to make sure that we reach out to our community because we were sent to love our community, so we are taking donations for all types of items,” Angie Johnson, Church member said.

Those items include diapers, bottled water and nonperishable food.

“Its times like this we have to come together and show who truly are inside,” Tony Bashor the church’s Associate Pastor said.

Next, the church is heading to Andrews to support people there.

If you would like to get involved you can drop off items at the church.

For an address and more information follow this link: http://www.palmettopointechurch.com/

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