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Volunteers from across US in Lowcountry to provide assistance after Hurricane Matthew

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BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

Hurricane Matthew's effects are still being felt, but across the Lowcountry, there is relief for those still in need.

Samaritan's Purse volunteers have come in from around the country to lend their support. They have set up what they are calling their "control center" at the LowCountry Community Church on Buckwalter Parkway in Bluffton. Volunteers have been there since the storm passed and say they actually came out before officials even started letting people re-enter the area so they could get a head start on helping.

The volunteers are able to serve communities still affected by the storm by cutting down trees, removing debris and anything that can be done to help out. The group also sends out church members to check on the families who suffered damage and loss in the hurricane and offer emotional support. They send teams of volunteers on both morning and afternoon shifts into the community for those who request help.

"Cutting trees off of homes, helping clean up yards. We put some roofs back together with blue tarp. We're starting to do some of the muck out in some of the homes that were flooded. So we're doing all of those type things to help with the initial clean-up," Todd Taylor, Assistant Manager of US Disaster Relief, Samaritan's Purse.

If you would like to help out and become a volunteer and to find out more about Samaritan's Purse, click here.

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