Eureka community stepping up efforts to help flood victims - KMOV.com

Eureka community stepping up efforts to help flood victims

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Many Eureka residents attended a Cinco De Mayo celebration relieved the recent flood damage was not as bad as December 2015. Credit: KMOV Many Eureka residents attended a Cinco De Mayo celebration relieved the recent flood damage was not as bad as December 2015. Credit: KMOV
EUREKA, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Eureka residents are stepping up to help those in their community affected by flooding.

During this year's historic flood, 50 homes were damaged and 15 businesses were affected.

Renee Streberger was stuck in her home during this week’s flooding and with the help of neighbors, she organized a fundraiser to help others. A silent auction was held Friday night at the Eureka Wine House to raise funds.

Streberger says they raised more than $2,500 and a group of children dancing donated their $243 raised all to flood victims. 

More help is coming from El Nopal Mexican Restaurant during their Cinco De Mayo celebration

“I feel like Eureka deserves a big celebration, so we’re ready to party and make Eureka smile again,” said Mendoza with El Nopal Mexican Restaurant.

At nearby O’Dell’s Irish Pub, cleanup is underway, but it is far less than the hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage from the flooding in December 2015. The damage was not as bad his week, in part because of a sandbag wall that was the result of a community effort.

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