Nonprofit to Aid Benton County Flood Victims

February 2, 2012

By Heather Turner

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — A Corvallis pastor is leading the charge to help area flood victims get the assistance they need to get back on their feet.

When Mary’s River overflowed, it flooded the entire pasture and barn at C Bar G Farms, making Julie Warden unable to continue her horse boarding business.

She’s not alone, but now she and others can turn to the Benton County Flood Relief Non-Profit, which was formed to help individuals, businesses, and public places that were impacted by the recent flooding.

“For an area that’s not covered by FEMA, since it’s not our house, will offer relief to a lot of folks,” said Julie Warden.

“We get in and we help, because I’d want them to help me if I was hurting.  I mean, people just need to have a reason to have hope that other people care about them, and we do,” said Heart of the Valley Community Church Pastor Kristen Wambach.

Volunteers are needed, and those who wish to donate for supplies can deposit money in the group’s account at any Citizen Bank.

For more information on the Benton County Flood Relief program, click here.

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