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'Historic' floods hit South Carolina but churches are showing what a little love can do
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After rain that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called "a storm of historic proportions," churches in the state have refused to wait the flooding out before bolstering relief, according to Vocativ.

The Huffington Post reports churches in the region are providing "essential support" to families affected by the disaster. NewSpring Church, with 10 locations in South Carolina, launched an effort tagged #FloodSCWithLove that provides people a glimpse into those efforts and raises awareness of the dilemma.

"So many people have been affected by flooding this week, and we have an opportunity to come together with people in our communities and serve one another by meeting very real, tangible needs in our state," Suzanne Swift, NewSpring public relations director, told The Huffington Post.

According to Vocativ, maintaining faith in the midst of tragedy has been a common theme for those using social media to discuss the floods.

Vocativ used "geo-location technology to find images and chatter emerging from areas in South Carolina such as the capital, Columbia, that were hit." An analysis of Twitter and Instagram showed God was the most-mentioned figure in posts about the floods since Monday, with twice as many mentions as Hurricane Joaquin.

NBC Charlotte reported churches in South Carolina's neighboring states also made mobilizing aid a priority and that members of the United Methodist Church of Pineville, North Carolina, put together hygiene kits for flood victims.

"When people are in need, we reach out to them," the church's Senior Pastor Reverend Tom Stinson-Wesley told NBC Charlotte. "Particularly, I am worried about people who are most vulnerable. People who have disability or mobility issues and small children, these kits would be very helpful to them."
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