Local nonprofit looks for help after devastating flood

Local nonprofit looks for help after devastating flood

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by KATIE KILLEN / NBC Charlotte Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 12 at 7:02 AM

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. -- A local nonprofit is looking for your help after a devastating flood two years ago.

The Mount Holly Community Relief Organization is planning a move to a new building and the local non-profit is looking for your help after a devastating flood two years ago. 

The flood was so bad, case worker Peggy Putnam and a volunteer had be rescued by firefighters. 

"In 30 minutes times the water was like five feet in the building and we couldn't get either of the doors open," explained Putnam. 

The building was so damaged the CRO was forced to relocate to the basement of the old Mount Holly City Hall. 

However, the building is small and dark and the organization has been forced to cut some of their services because of the cramped space.  CRO folks say a new building would help a lot of people.  

"We see a lot of people that have been laid off of work that cannot find a job.  We see elderly people who live on social security.  We see people that have never had to have help before.  You know, they're going along fine and then one of the couple gets laid off," said Putnam. 

According to Alice Bayne, Executive Director, the new space “is going to be happy, it's going to be cheery. 

It's going to be a place that we think people will feel good about coming to." 

Bayne says the CRO is hoping to close on the Spring Street location at the beginning of July. 

The building costs about $150,000 and the non-profit has most of it covered, but they're hoping the public will be able to help them out with the remaining $40,000. 

If you'd like to help, you can send a check to:
P.O. Box 831
Mount Holly, NC 28120

Check should be made payable to the Mount Holly Community Relief Organization.

You can also reach the CRO at (704) 827-0450.
 

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