Community Comes Together to Help Taylor Rebuild After Floods

TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) – Families in Taylor were working to help their neighbors get back on their feet  Sunday, more than a year after the deadly Memorial Day flooding.

Volunteers took part in “A Flood of Hope” at the Texas Beer Company and Curbside Coffee with live music, and food. The event raised money to help rebuild homes affected by the flooding in 2015. More than two hundred fifty homes were damaged.

Sixteen of those homes still need repairs, including 2 total rebuilds which are estimated to cost about $200,000. In July, the community was able to raise more than $20,000 through local churches.

“We’re asking tradesman, plumbers, electricians, anyone who can offer their skills as well as monetary donations,” said Pastor Jeff Ripple of the Christ Fellowship Church.

A group from San Diego was in Taylor this week to help with the recovery efforts.

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