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Salvation Army asking for volunteers and donations to help flood victims

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Flooding in Madison has been taking a toll on residents of the small, riverside town in Indiana. Flooding in Madison has been taking a toll on residents of the small, riverside town in Indiana.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Flooding in Madison has been taking a toll on residents of the small, riverside town in Indiana.

Nearly a week later, you can see signs of major flooding inside the home of Jane Lorenz and there's a lot of work to be done to get things back to normal.

“You can see right over there where that water line is,” said Jane Lorenz

Last Tuesday morning, she woke up to her furniture and bicycle floating around the dining room after flash flooding overnight.

“Just something like out of an Alfred Hitchcock film. It was a real nightmare,” said Jane Lorenz.

The carpet has been removed, and some walls will have to be torn out.

Along Walnut Street, it's a similar story.

The inside of vehicles ruined and caked with mud.

Furniture and personal belongings, tossed to the curb.

“The water, even though it came up quickly and went down quickly, it was there just long enough to cause a lot of damage,” said Lt. Vinal Lee with the Salvation Army Indiana Division.

five to seven people a night have been sleeping inside the chapel of the nearby Salvation Army in Madison.

Officials have been taking in donations. They’ve received everything from clothing and furniture -- to water, Gatorade and food to help the flood victims.

They say there's still a need.

“We're really still in need of volunteers who are willing to get their hands dirty and pull things out of people's houses,” said Lt. Vinal Lee.

For the dozens of people affected by the flooding, simply talking about the help they've received from volunteers can bring them to tears.

“They're people you don't even know but out of the kindness of their heart they want to help people down here. It's a good feeling know that people will do that for others,” said Jane Lorenz.

If you would like to volunteer or make a donation, you can contact the Salvation Army. Click here for information.

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