Service fair helps Soddy-Daisy flooding victims

SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. (WDEF) — On Tuesday, different agencies came together and held a service fair for Soddy-Daisy flooding victims.

Closed roads are leftover signs of last week’s flooding in Soddy-Daisy. For Mary Ann Oliver a washed out driveway and downed tree are reminders of what happened.

“I thank God because it could have fallen on my house and my children, my girls, their bedrooms are on that end. So I just thank God that it didn’t hit me,” Oliver said.
On Tuesday morning she went to the Soddy-Daisy Service Fair at the Oak Street Baptist Church. United Way of Greater Chattanooga and Northside Neighborhood House hosted the event.

“We are just hosting a service fair for providers that help with flood relief and other disasters to come out and connect to our neighbors in Soddy-Daisy, resources that they might not have,” said Rachel Gammon, the CEO of Northside Neighborhood House.

A variety of agencies were there to help flood victims.

“It has been great to have so many partners come out. This is typically an underserved community and so that is why we have a footprint here, just to connect people to resources and so it has been great to see that outpouring of support,” Gammon said.

Oliver appreciated all the resources.

“There is a lot of help here and I want Soddy-Daisy to realize, people are here to help us and I think it is a great thing,” Oliver said.

While her yard is still a mess, she is hopeful.

“This is horrible. It is horrible, but Soddy Daisy always pulls together. We will help each other,” Oliver said.

Nearly fifty families attended the service fair. If you weren’t able to make it and need help, you can call the 211 referral line.

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