Volunteers working to save flooded family farm in Milton-Freewater
MILTON-FREEWATER, Or. - The community is banding together to help a local family who lost their home in recent floods.
The Afdahl's family farm flooded waist-deep, according to volunteer members, after the Walla Walla River crested Sunday, February 4. After the community learned of the life-altering event, they decided to help the family.
Team Rubicon Region X has organized a service project to help save the farm. Volunteers will spend the day filling and placing sandbags to divert flood water flowing through the property, according to a Facebook update from the nonprofit organization.
Leaders said volunteers will also safely remove damaged items from the farm, if possible.
Project leaders ask that volunteers bring wet weather gear and waterproof boots, or a change of footwear for those who do not have proper boots.
Anyone interested in helping the Afdahl family can meet at the Home Depot, located at 1100 NE C Street in College Place, Saturday at 9 a.m.
More information on this project and what to bring can be found here.
To check out there GoFundMe, Click Here.