Some Flint residents choosing to help each other in time of need after explosion | News

The last damage control associated with the Flint surge fire are anticipated next week as next-door neighbors are assisting each other through this regional catastrophe.

Earl Marshall Jr. has actually seen and felt the effect of the surge on Hogarth Opportunity in Flint Monday night.

“It was just a horrible explosion shook the entire house I heard glass falling the lights went out,” Marshall stated.

It occurred right around the corner from his house.

“When I looked over at the houses, we saw the orange glow we all took off and went down to see if we could help in any kind of way,” Marshall stated.

It was far too late, when he left the scene, he observed his own house had continual damage.

“Blew out my front windows glass on the inside. Things falling off the walls. It actually blew big spots of paint off my ceiling in the living room it was crazy,” Marshall stated.

Marshall was uncertain how he was going to make it through the cold night. He shared the damage on Facebook which post resulted in some much-needed aid.

“A fellow parishioner Regina at my church she called and said hey I got boards in my garage if you want to come and get them,” Marshall stated. “So, I went and got them brought them back we got the windows done.”

Marshall is paying it forward to a next-door neighbor whose windows were likewise shattered from the blast.

“We had extra boards and there’s a home across the street she was putting up plastic, so I gave her the rest to board up her windows as well,” Marshall stated.

“I had the stuff here I had it to give and he wouldn’t have had a way to heat his house and I would have been angry if he wouldn’t have taken it,” stated Regina Elmore.

Elmore stated she didn’t reconsider assisting Marshall who revealed his thankfulness on social networks.

“I put a message out on Facebook to let Regina know she blessed more than just me,” Marshall stated.

Not just did Marshall get plywood to board up his windows, however when he got house from work Wednesday there was another surprise, a care bundle resting on his patio.

“There’s a plastic installation kit in my mailbox a case of water box of food,” Marshall stated.

Thanks To the Genesee Health System which is simply among lots of companies stepping up to assist those impacted by the catastrophe.

“It feels incredible. Simply provides you faith in humankind once again the city is a violent city however there’s great individuals in it,” Marshall stated.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.