Relief is coming for people in Greenwood County reeling from the floods. FEMA added the county , along with 3 others to the individual assistance declaration.
Over 20 homes in the small Greenwood Neighborhood on Jebosha Street have floors and yards destroyed by flood waters. The families spent all day cleaning out what couldn’t be repaired.
“We’ve been cleaning out any debris they have or fixing underskirts that washed away,” said Chuck Marshall, United Methodist Disaster Response Team.
The United Methodist church disaster relief team out of Spartanburg County came in behind to assess the worst damage. “We’ve heard a lot of sad stories and a lot of scary stories but we’ve seen a lot of appreciation,” said Marshall.
Then the group says they’ll spend all weekend in this neighborhood and other neighborhoods in Greenwood repairing what they can.
“They are good people. They’re helping my family, my wife and children,” said Rodrigo Moran, flood victim.
Meanwhile just minutes away, downtown Greenwood, Montague’s Restaurant is getting ready for one hardy country meal for anyone in need.
“I’ll be cooking cooking, cooking, cooking for the next two days,” said Executive Chef Neil Talbot, Montague’s Restaurant.
Sunday they’ll be serving up brunch dishes like brisket and chicken fried chicken to flood victims for free.
“We decided to show our community how much we know and that’s with our food,” said Talbot.
They’ll also be taking donations from anyone that wants to help out their neighbor and bring the community relief. “It’s very heartwarming. It’s great to see our community come together and support their neighbors,” added Talbot.
Montague’s Restaurant in Greenwood is hosting that brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. They still need volunteers to help serve the food.
Now that greenwood can get help with individual disaster assistance from FEMA, there are ways small business owners & farmers in this county can get help. For more information, call 1-800-621-FEMA or click HERE.