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Volunteers wade through feet of flood water to help mother in need

Volunteers waded through feet of flood water to recover children's school supplies and uniforms. (Source: WECT) Volunteers waded through feet of flood water to recover children's school supplies and uniforms. (Source: WECT)
FAIR BLUFF, NC (WECT) -

The waters in Fair Bluff have started to recede but people are still unable to get inside their homes. That didn't stop volunteers who braved the floods to recover supplies from the house of a woman in need.

Victoria George, a Fair Bluff resident, has two children heading back to school after many days off because of Hurricane Matthew's impact on the area. but their school supplies were in a house surrounded by water.

That's where volunteers came in to help George and her family. They rode a large truck through the flooded streets until they arrived at George's house. George looked on as the volunteers waded through feet of flood water to retrieve her children's school supplies and uniforms.

"School starts and I was up in a frenzy about my kids not having their school supplies their school uniforms and they took me with open arms to the home and went in and got the supplies that I needed," George said.

Robbie Wooster, a volunteer firefighter, was among the two men who ventured into the house on Sunday morning.

"Ever since I was little I loved to help people, just something simple as helping a woman get her child's school supplies," said Wooster. "Whenever I'm needed around this whole operation I'm going to try and get there to get it done with."

Wooster said he has gone out on missions like this all week. From recovering school supplies to someone's much-needed medicine, Wooster said each trip brings something positive to a negative situation.

"You see bad and you see good, but thankfully days like today you see the good of it and it kind of gets your spirits and keeps them up for you," Wooster added.

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