“This is home to me”: Moffett Oklahoma flood victims hold on to hope despite damage

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Sarah Jones has lived in Moffett, Oklahoma on and off her whole life, and unfortunately a home she held close was completely washed out by the Arkansas River flood water. 

“The thought of not… not coming back…the thought just tears me up inside,” Jones said. 

She said there is no place as special as her small little town.

“The love that the people have for one another, how we look after each other when one is going through, we all go through,” she said. 

It’s an area that was initially overlooked, according to Eight Days of Hope’s Executive Assistant Chandler Gurley. 

That’s why her non-profit has been restoring churches and home in Moffett for free and providing meals for those who need it. 

“We heard about the flooding a couple of weeks ago and knew that Moffett was a forgotten place,” she said. 

There are about 130 people living in Moffett, according to the United States Census Bureau. 

Gurley said her team chose this town for that very reason. 

“When we saw the amount of damage, you can’t see that and turn away and not go and help these families that are in need,” Gurley said. 

It’s gestures like these that Jones said she is extremely grateful for. 

“Life is going to take you through things, but when you have God and the kind of people that he sent here, it’ll be okay,” she said. 

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