Flood Relief Store Helping North Hills Resident Recover From Last Week’s Storms


FROM DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH, THIS IS KDKA TV NEWS AT 5:00. MANY PEOPLE STILL ARE CLEANING UP AFTER THE FLASH FLOODING FROM LAST WEEK. AND IT IS NOT JUST CLEAN UP. THIS IS FOR A REBUILDING PROCESS. SOME ARE STRUGGLING TO REPLACE THE ITEMS DESTROYED. JULIE GRANT HAS MORE ON THE LOCAL COMMUNITY RELIEF EFFORTS. THE SAINT MARGARET FOUNDATION HAS A FLOOD RELIEF STORE AT THE FOX CHAPEL PLAZA. VICTIMS CAN SHOP AND REPLACE WHAT THEY LOST. PEOPLE CAN MAKE DONATIONS. MANY PEOPLE IN THE NORTH HILLS CANNOT CATCH A BREAK. Reporter: THERE WAS BARELY ANY TIME TO DRY OUT BEFORE MORE FLOODING. BUT THE BRIGHT SPOT IS THE EFFORT TO HELP THOSE AFFECTED. THAT IS THE MOST HEARTWARMING EXPERIENCE. IT REALLY HAS BEEN WONDERFUL. SHE AND MCCAFFREY ORGANIZED THE FLOOD RELIEF STORE. SOME PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO TAKE TOO MUCH. THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS SOMETHING LEFT FOR THE OTHER VICTIM’S AGES. THEY ARE LOADING UP THE ITEMS BEING GIVEN AWAY. I CALL MYSELF A PERSONAL SHOPPER. I HOPE EVERYONE WALK AROUND AND SEE WHAT THEY NEED. SHE IS THE BEST. Reporter: THEY ARE REBUILDING AND REPLACING WHAT IS LOST. THEY ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT. THE RV WAS RUINED. IT WAS IN THE BASEMENT – – IT WAS IN THE BASEMENT. Reporter: HE PICKED UP FANS AND BLEACH, WITH OTHER ITEMS, TO HELP WITH THE LONG CLEAN UP PROCESS. ROOTS OF FAITH HAS BEEN HELPING FLOOD VICTIMS. FREE TETANUS SHOTS ARE BEING GIVEN OUT BY ST. MARGARET’S. WE ARE THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER FOR CLEANING SUPPLIES, WATER AND FOOD. WE DELIVER TO FOX CHAPEL. WE ARE REACHING OUT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. Reporter: PEOPLE COMING IN FOR SHOTS CAN ALSO TAKE HOME FRESH BREAD AND FRUIT. EVEN THE SMALLEST ITEMS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE.

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