North Carolina Church repairs Rainelle firefighter’s home


He risked his own life saving others in the devastating floods. But he doesn’t want to be called a hero. Steve Brooks is a second generation firefighter with the Rainelle Fire Department.  During the floods his home was severely damaged, but thanks to an out-of-state church group, Brooks and his family are getting some much needed help. 

Brooks was one of the many firefighters who rescued countless lives during the devastating floods, but while serving on the front lines his home was nearly destroyed. In response, a North Carolina church group decided to pitch in and lend a helping hand. The group sent Brooks, his wife Susie and their 7-year-old daughter for a weekend getaway at Glades Springs Resort while they repair their home.

“I just thank everyone from the First Baptist Church of Rainelle and everything they have done,” Brooks said.  His wife Susie expressed how thankful she felt for the show of support. 

“Yesterday was probably the first time we haven’t had to do anything or have to worry about anything just go to bed and wake up in a clean room and everything around you is clean and bright its just been wonderful to get away for a couple days,” she said. 

 The church group is from Landmark Baptist Church in Shellby North Carolina. Allen Davis is the Church Pastor. 

“Even though physically he had some limitations and was already hard at work recovering had a great attitude just the type of person we felt like we wanted to help,” Davis said. 

Davis and his crew went ahead and repaired the home with new flooring, a newly installed air condition unit, new doors and windows. 

“We’re putting down all the laminate trough out the house, we finish the sheet rock and we’re doing all the tile work and installing the heat pump and air condition so we’re quite busy we are getting it done,” Davis said. 

Davis added that the house project has been a labor of love and he and his crew are looking forward to surprising Brooks and his family with the new renovations. 

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