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Thousands are being fed and helped from Johnsonville's Disaster Relief Center

JOHNSONVILLE, SC (WMBF) More than 2,000 meals  re being prepared and distributed to flood victims in Florence, Horry and Georgetown Counties.

The Johnsonville First Baptist Church has been transformed into a disaster relief center for flood victims.

Organizers said the shelter continues to provide basic needs to people in our area who are still devastated by recent flooding.

The North Carolina Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief along with the Red Cross are cooking and delivering 2,000 meals to people across our area.

"This is all given through donations through baptist churches. We are volunteers who come out and do this, we want to help the hurting,” Terry Hall area organizer of the North Carolina Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief said.

Tuesday was the first day of the meal service. Volunteers cooked Salisbury steaks and green beans and the America Red Cross shipped the meals out to area determined to be of need.

“This kitchen of the Southern Baptist has the capacity of 30 ,000 meals per day. We can scale up based upon what we find... is there with regard to need,” Robert Wallace, Spokesperson for the American Red Cross said.

“There are people in this community who have lost everything, they’re housing may not have been the best in the world, but it was there house. All of their belongings are gone  and we are here to give them hot meals,” Hall said.

The disaster recovery center is providing more than food to those in need.

Clothes, water and food can also be picked up at the Johnsonville First Baptist Church.

Right now, the church is asking for more donations.

Organizers said right around 1,000 people have already entered through its doors to get resources.

On Tuesday, some folks from Solicitor Jimmy Richardson’s office stopped by to drop of some supplies.

“We are all in this together. You know it took us less than an hour to get here from Georgetown today, we just need to all take care of our neighbors,” Erin Bailey, who works for the solicitor’s office said.

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