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Rome non-profit sends supplies, volunteers to Chattooga County

Published Sept. 6, 2022 in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

While parts of Rome and Floyd County were experiencing some flooding Monday, Summerville and Chattooga County fared much worse, with flood waters covering streets and roads and entering homes and businesses.

Rome Ga Cares mobilized efforts immediately to assist Summerville residents, even though they were already helping flood victims in Kentucky as well.

“We’ve coordinated to have two trucks delivering cases of water to the Walmart in Summerville and another tractor trailer load is delivering water to the fire department there,” said Sheriff Dave Roberson. “We’re also picking up pallets of water to take to the 911 center in Summerville.”

Volunteers with Rome Ga Cares had originally planned to travel to Kentucky to assist flood victims there but Roberson said he felt that supplies and manpower were needed closer to home.

“I felt that with a flood in our own backyard, we needed to stay here to help in any way we could,” he said.

Click here to read the full article in the AJC online.

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