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Bridge Creek Community Bands Together To Cleanup Weather-Ravaged Town

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The worst of circumstances brings out the best in people and in Bridge Creek there was plenty of evidence of that in the hardest hit area.

Several storm victims were surprisingly in good spirits because of the generosity of so many volunteers.

"I actually didn't realize it was going to come through here," Giovanni Pantoja and his family lost their home in the storms but said it also restored their faith in humanity. "It's just great…knowing there's good people out there wanting to help after this. It's a great feeling."

The Country Mobile Home Park in Bridge Creek was crawling with volunteers willing to help cleanup 27 mobiles homes damaged, if not destroyed, in Wednesday's storms.

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"I feel privileged that I'm able to come help," Samantha Smith and other teachers brought in loads of supplies to the damaged area. "We delivered some shovels and gloves, and we've got some other people up at the school waiting to come help."

Water, trash bags and plastic totes were also given to victims.

Perhaps, no one was more pleased to get help than Rex Kear. As owner of the mobile home park, Kear was overwhelmed to have a friend bring by some helping hands.

"He stopped and told me, ‘I brought you 20 cleanup guys out here, and boy just right then I wanted to get out and hug him," said Kear.

Kear does not think insurance will cover the cost of all the damage and is uncertain if he will rebuild. But he and others were delighted to see the outpouring of generosity be so contagious in this small community.

"I'm just really seeing such a huge impact, just community-wide, it's just amazing to see, all those people show up and help," Smith said.

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