"It's everything for some people" Donations needed to help families affected by flooding

NOW: “It’s everything for some people“ Donations needed to help families affected by flooding

More than 150 families have lined up to get basic essentials at Love, Inc., a non-profit that provides resources and support for those in need.

Over the weekend, volunteers handed out bottled water, food and hygiene products.

Christine McFarlane stopped by with her husband to pick up cleaning supplies after water spilled into her home.

“We are home with a lot of cleanup. We have three kids, it’s all hands on deck,” said McFarlane.

McFarlane also works at Love, Inc. and on Saturday she spent the day helping others who have also been affected.

“People who normally do not come here are now depending on us,” said McFarlane, "It's everything for some people."

Recent flooding has brought the community together. One group from Twin Lakes gathered donations and distributed them at various sites. They will be at the Wilmot Fire Station taking donations for the rest of the week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Over at Love, Inc. there is still a need for cleaning supplies and $25 grocery gift cards.

“Our most needed items are cleaning supplies so bleach, sponges, mops, even things like box fans to help dry out basements are definitely a high priority right now,” said Kaitlyn Kincade, case manager.

If you’d like to help, you can call (262) 767-1289 or drop off donated items at 480 S Pine Street in Burlington.

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