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Moultrie Trucking Company Ships Bottled Water To South Carolina Flood Victims

Moultrie Trucking Company Ships Bottled Water To South Carolina Flood Victims
Posted at 1:00 PM, Oct 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-09 09:11:23-04

Moultrie, GA. (WTXL) -- A Moultrie business is lending a helping hand to flood victims in South Carolina.  Residents are still on edge after major flooding swept through the area. Many people are without water as they wait for those floodwaters to recede. 

Steadman and Phillip Taylor, two brothers who own Broadleaf Trucking, set out to help those in South Carolina as soon as they could.

Their brother, Gerrick Taylor lives in South Carolina and  needed help for an initiative to bring water to those who have been without it for days. Broadleaf quickly helped transport around 80,000 pounds of water earlier this week from Moultrie, Georgia all the way to the flooded areas from South Carolina. 

Broadleaf Trucking's Operations Manager Chris Kirkendoll said everyone was glad they could help. "There will probably come a time in our area that we will have a disaster such as they had, and we will need the help. So it just gives you a good feeling, knowing that you could be a part of just helping something."

At last check, Gerrick Taylor has raised more than $29 thousand dollars to help deliver the water.

According to his GoFundMe page, "We have friends and family all across the Midlands that are without WATER.  Some have lost homes, cars, businesses etc.  Many are without power.  From what we have seen many roads are washed away.  Dams are breaking.  Rivers are cresting.  Flood waters are rising.  It's only going to get worse before it gets better."