After dealing with roof damage since September, Debbie Breeden slept well for the first time on July 11.
“I won’t have to worry about anything anymore,” she said.
Breeden and three other homeowners don’t have to worry about roof leaks anymore after volunteers with the Marlboro County Long Term Recovery Group did repairs July 11-12.
“I feel great about it because there isn’t anything too hard for God to do,” Breeden said. “And I am loving everything they are doing for us.”
The MCLTRG formed last fall after Hurricane Florence to collect and receive funds to help people after a disaster.
The group is using the monies to help people who weren’t able to get help from FEMA or from other resources available for disaster victims or did not receive enough help.
Jackie Malachi’s home on McLeod Street had damage from Hurricane Florence. She was very appreciative to the Long Term Recovery Group for getting a new roof.
“It is a very good thing they are doing,” she said. “I don’t think I will ever have to worry about leakage anymore.”
Joe Murphy of MCLTRG said they worked on four roofs with plans to do the rest in upcoming weeks.
Local contractors worked with volunteers to complete the work.
Murphy was pleased with the good start.
He thanked B & B Construction with Lance Barrington and Hirrise Bright along with contractors Jerry and Caylon Booth.
Others who helped included Pam Covington who coordinated water, food and snacks for the event.
Hebron United Methodist Church donated food and cooked on July 11 while Christ United Methodist provided a place for volunteers to eat.
On July 12, Main Street UMC Adult Sunday School in McColl provided the food while Shiloh Baptist provided the site.
Christ United Methodist Church provided a trailer for the tools and equipment.
Murphy thanked Causey’s Home Center for providing a discount and supplies.
Murphy said the volunteers for the roofing blitz were made up of three groups of volunteers from Salkehatchie and others.
Murphy said the group is seeking donations so they can help more people.
Donations can be made by mail to the Marlboro County Longterm Recovery Group at P.O. Box 841, Bennettsville, SC 29512.
Breeden encouraged others to donate.
“Other people and neighborhoods need help,” she said. “I encourage you to donate to help others.”
The group completed the front part of the roof for Melissa Hyatt on Salem Road, who was very happy.
“If it hadn’t been for them, I wouldn’t have been able to get my roof fixed,” she said.