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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Outside help inspires the Englishes

The Englishes note that denominational and racial barriers have been broken in their community by church-related and other relief efforts. Despite their concern that the flooding had damaged the community's spirit, there were plenty of helping hands available, although many came from outside. These outsiders may have helped community spirit in the long run: Charles says he might not have gone out of his way to help strangers in the past, but now he will.

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Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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