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Neighborhood Rallies Around Neighbor During Floods

Columbus, OH
When a neighbor's basement flooded, the neighborhood used Nextdoor to quickly gather help and save a family's heirlooms.
Written by Anne Dreshfield

When heavy rains hit the Columbus area just weeks ago, Nextdoor member Chuck T. knew he needed help – and he needed it quickly. His basement was flooding, destroying thousands of dollars’ worth of household items and furniture, and he had no way to stop it.

Without hesitation, he posted to his Nextdoor website asking for help. The immediate response from his neighborhood was incredible.

“In fifteen minutes, I had fifteen people knocking on my door offering assistance. In two hours, I had double that in people offering to lend a helping hand,” said Chuck.

Within hours, neighbors helped move most of the items out of the basement as it filled with over a foot of water. Chuck and his wife are still recovering from the ordeal and have started repairs to their home, but they can at least rest easy knowing their neighbors are there for them – no matter the situation.

As reported by NBC Columbus.

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