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Crisfield Residents Picking Up With More Helping Hands

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CRISFIELD, Md. - If there is one place that's in desperate need of just about everything, it's Crisfield. Necessities may be scarce, but there's an abundance of support in Crisfield.

"Whatever we can do we can collect the items we will bring them down here we have people lined up to bring items as often as we collect them," said Lisa Dennis, Events Coordinator at the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce.

Members with the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce toured the devastation, planning to return with relief items. Volunteers with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief came all the way from Virginia to help.

"We do a cleanup in the home, we open and close spaces and treat with a disinfectant to kill the germs," said volunteer, Bob Williams.

That is just what they were doing for Patricia Johnson. She says the floodwaters invaded her home, trapped her inside, and nearly destroyed everything.

"I've never seen tide come up this high. Before it came up, but never inside my house," said Johnson.

Effected residents say the thought of another coastal storm heading our way, is simply unbearable. "Lord it's frightening," said Johnson.

To matters worse, Emergency officials say they fear Sandy's burden on Somerset County wasn't enough to meet FEMA's threshold.

"I'm kinda concerned about the individual assistance for people that need help there's no guarantee that were going to receive that," said Director Of Emergency Services, Steve Marshall.

For now, the city of Crisfield will welcome the help with open arms. Officials say Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Crisfield is serving up hot meals and giving out canned goods. The Church of god is also assisting with clothes and furniture.

Also, Crisfield residents still in need of help, should call 1-888-756-7836

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