ORCHARD FARM, Mo. — With floodwater receding, people are slowing starting to get back into their homes and clean up.
In Orchard Farm in St. Charles County, Trinity Lutheran Church is collecting cleaning supplies and donating them to anyone who needs them.
“When it doesn’t flood, it is heaven on earth, but when it does flood, let me tell you, it’s hell on earth,” Steve Schade said.
Schade heads the church’s board of trustees. He’s also a flood victim.
He showed 5 On Your Side his mud-caked home, still accessible only by boat.
“The first time I opened this door to see what the floodwaters did here, I didn’t take one step and was crying,” he said.
That’s why he wants to help others.
“Love your neighbor as yourself as the Lord has commanded us to do,” he said.
The supplies are available from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Trinity Lutheran School. Anyone who wants to donate supplies can drop them off during that time.
The church is also accepting monetary donations for supplies here.
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