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Flood victims get cleanup help from volunteers

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WJBK) -

It's been three weeks since historic floods submerged roads and highways and damaged thousands of homes and businesses across Metro Detroit. Saturday, volunteers came together to lend a helping hand.

Click on the video player to watch Robin Murdoch's report.

Seth Hay and his family moved to their Madison Heights home in February. In April, they had a baby - so, there was no time to unpack. Construction was just completed on their finished basement when several feet of sewer water ruined everything. The family's been staying with relatives while they clean up and make repairs. They were grateful to see volunteers with the group Samaritan's Purse who came to help.

"The hard work is basically secondary," said David Elliott. "It's amazing to be here. We've run into people who are hurting but hopefully we can provide a bit of hope for them."

A dozen or more volunteer groups from across the country have descended on the Detroit area to help with the cleanup. The Michigan Community Service Commission organized the effort.

"It's great to see people come together and help people out," said Hay. "They aren't asking for anything, they're just helping people. It's great, plus a lot less stress on my family's shoulders in getting things back to normal."

If you'd like to help out, volunteers are still needed. They'll meet at the Starr Presbyterian Church on W. 13 Mile Rd. in Royal Oak starting at 7:30am Sunday, August 31st.


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