Community comes together to help Taylor rebuild after floods

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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 250 homes were damaged.

Sixteen of those homes still need repairs, including two total rebuilds which are estimated to cost about $200 thousand. In July, the community was able to raise more than $20-thousand 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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