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People steal flood donations

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

Days after the Cedar River left the North Cedar community underwater, the Living Water Church is filled with table after table stacked with supplies. 

It is a rotating door of people bringing in donations and flood victims collecting the bare necessities for getting by.

However some of the people taking supplies haven't been flood victims.

One family even using fake tears to sell their lie.

"Actually stole a lot of hearts around the area. People came out in droves to take care of them," said Dan Oswegan, a member of the church. "At the last moment, we were told they weren't in the floods and it broke our hearts to know that people are like that."

 And that family haven't been the only ones.

 "That is one of the hardest parts about this, you can't gauge. . .I would never tell someone no to this help. We have had a few people who have taken full advantage of it and taken $100 things when their home didn't get flooded," said Ali Miller, a volunteer and flood victim.

 But for every person abusing the goodwill, there are countless stories of people in need and people stepping up to fill the need.

 "It has been really cool to see the community rally for us, again, 8 short years later. I don't have many words for it honestly. It means a lot, like I said, especially since I know what this feels like. To see the community support us and have our back; we've got tons and tons of stuff here for people who need it. It's awesome," said Miller.

 There are lots of donations coming in, but the supplies are leaving just as fast.

 They are still in need of cleaning supplies including shovels, rakes, and box fans. For an updated list of needed supplies: https://www.facebook.com/livingwaterchurchofthenazarene/

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