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Dakota Valley Girls Basketball Players Help Sandbag

June 19, 2014, 5:15 PM by Angela Kennecke

Dakota Valley Girls Basketball Players Help Sandbag
MCCOOK LAKE, SD -

Rising water is an all too familiar site for people living in Union County. That's why the community is pulling together to help protect people's homes. 

Some young volunteers are willing to suffer through the heat because they've been in this situation before.

You may think sandbagging homes would be too heavy of a job for this group of teenage girls. But these seven Dakota Valley basketball players say other than the heat, it's work they're happy to do.

"We're here to help and it's just a nice thing to do. It's what I would expect someone to do for me and my family if my house was in danger of the flood," Junior Carlie Long said. 

In fact, Long and her teammates' houses were in danger in Dakota Dunes, back in 2011 when the river flooded. Today's rising water is bringing back a flood of memories. 

"It's scary knowing you can lose everything. It's scary packing up your room and your house, knowing you have to get out in a couple of hours," Junior Haley Hoffman said.

Despite the heat, this effort is the girls' way of paying it forward. 

"We all had a lot of help sandbagging our houses in the flood a few years ago; it's nice to actually give back," Hoffman said.

The girls didn't even know most of the McCook Lake homeowners they helped today.

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