Community comes together to help Taylor rebuild after floods

Taylor flood recovery community event (KXAN photo)

TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) – Families in taylor were working to help their neighbors get back on their feet Sunday, more than a year after the deadly Memorial Day flooding.

Volunteers took part in “A Flood of Hope” at the Texas Beer Company and Curbside Coffee with live music, and food. The event raised money to help rebuild homes affected by the flooding in 2015. More than 250 homes were damaged.

Sixteen of those homes still need repairs, including two total rebuilds which are estimated to cost about $200 thousand. In July, the community was able to raise more than $20-thousand through local churches.

“We’re asking tradesman plumbers electricians, anyone who can offer their skills as well as monetary donations,” said Pastor Jeff Ripple of the Christ Fellowship Church.

A group from San Diego was in Taylor this week to help with the recovery efforts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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