Plymouth concert benefits Marshall County flood victims

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (WNDU) - The city of Plymouth is still rebuilding following the record-breaking floods that occurred earlier this year.

Many families are still displaced following the devastating floods in February, but the community is coming together to do something about it.

Attorney Jeff Houin knows firsthand the devastating effects of the floods. His office building was submerged in close to 20 inches of water. Despite their best efforts to sandbag and prepare, the floods were too strong.

Linda Yoder, director of long-term operations for Marshall County, said that over 200 families were effected in Marshall County. “Quite a number of those are still displaced and not living in their home and it's been two and a half months,” she explained.

Those displaced families have a long road ahead as they rebuild their lives, but the community of Plymouth is standing by their side. Volunteers, community members and the Marshall County Long-Term Recovery Operations put on a flood relief benefit concert to support those affected by the floods. 100 percent of the money raised at the event will go towards helping people rebuild their homes and their lives.

Houin explained the significance of the event, saying “it helps us keep it in the forefront of the public’s mind so they know the efforts are still ongoing and that they will be for a long time. It's going to take months, even years to recover." The historic flood was something unusual compared to what the city usually experiences.

Donations are still being accepted and can be made anytime at marshallcountyuw.org or by contacting the United Way of Marshall County at 574-936-3366.