Watch: Volunteers revamp flood ravaged home

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — Cathern Davis’ Harlem Street home might look like a mess now, but she says it’s a miracle in the making.

Davis’ home, like so many others across the State, sustained severe damage during October’s flood.

She tells ABC Columbia, “For years I paid a lifetime of working hard trying to get a place decent enough to have to live and enjoy.”

A life time’s worth of work, washed away with October’s flood waters, devastating her home of more than a decade, beyond her budget.

“It wouldn’t have been enough for all the damage that was done to the house. I just couldn’t afford having all of this done,” Davis explains.

Little by little, Davis’ home is being put back together.

Home Works and Colonial Life are teaming up to renovate and rebuild the flood ravaged home.

According to John Garrison with Colonial Life, “Had a lot of damage because of leaks in the roof they had to do a lot of work to the foundation, getting the house cleaned out some sheet rock work. Just trying to get it back stable and get it in a livable condition for her again.”

In the past two weeks more than 100 volunteers have had a hand in the project. Those helping rebuild say stepping foot in the home is a reminder of flood victims still continuing to cope.

“I mean October seems like such a long time ago and we don’t see it everyday but there are just still a lot of people struggling,” says Garrison.

Struggles that Davis knows well, making her more than grateful for the help.

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