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Eureka church congregation opens its doors as relief center

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EUREKA, MO (KPLR) - Folks have finally been able to get back home to flooded-out Eureka and are finding a mess left by the high water. But there is help out there for those that need it.

Where do you start when you’ve lost so much in a natural disaster? The congregation at Central Baptist Church of Eureka decided to start with the basics: soap, mop, buckets, toiletries, and food.

Hours after it was clear people were going to be displaced and property lost, the church agreed to open its doors and set up a relief center. Concern for others motivated the congregation to help those hardest hit by flooding.

On Friday, church members brought supplies to an elderly woman whose basement took on more than three feet of water. Volunteers from the church also helped remove damaged property from the woman’s house in the Augustine Heights Subdivision.