Six properties have been condemned, leaving homeowners with nothing

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Disasters can bring out the best in people, and that's what's happening in flood ravaged Cuyahoga Falls.

Six properties have been condemned, leaving homeowners with nothing.

That's where the local business community has come in, stepping up to help with a community fundraiser.

The flood waters have receeded, and the trash on curbs is gone, but some Cuyahoga Falls residents lost everything.

The folks at Sugar-Luv Homemade Candies and Dessertsconfections came up with a sweet idea for a fundraiser.

It's happening at the Memorial Day Cruise-In this Monday.

"These people have been displaced. They have no where else to go, so we're trying to raise some funds to help them out," said owner Shannon Campbell.

Campbell got the ball rolling, and now things are really cooking. Kara Mayner from Round 2 Kids had mud and water damage at her business but is still donating to the cause.

"There's probably a lot of families out there that lost pack-n-plays, swings, things like that, so we donated a gift card to try and help out," she said.

Metropolis Popcorn is really stepping up. They have two fundraisers going.

An online fundraiser is helping the Hammonds family, who had to be rescued from their Dwight Avenue home, plus there's another for the Cruise-In.

"We're going to donate 100 percent of out tips that day as well, and we're offering up some raffle prizes for that event to help generate some more money," said Brent Vanfossen.

More than 25 local businesses have stepped up, and WKYC is doing its part, donating a station tour and Bus Stop Forecast basket.

"We're going to raise huge dollars for this and it might actually make a difference in somebody's life in this community, and that's pretty huge," said Campbell said.

Links for mobile users:

  • http://popohio.com/
  • https://www.facebook.com/sugarluvcandies?fref=nf
  • http://www.redeemerlutheran.us/hammondsfamily
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