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Kingsport business helps fellow flood victims

By Lyndsey Price, lprice@wcyb.com
Published On: Jul 18 2013 08:21:32 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 18 2013 02:23:52 PM CDT

While cleanup continued in downtown Kingsport, one business affected by flooding spent the day giving back.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

While cleanup continued in downtown Kingsport, one business affected by flooding spent the day giving back.

The Mustard Seed Café employees put down the rags to help other businesses' employees who were cleaning their stores.

If you traveled to downtown Kingsport Thursday, you could see plenty of cleaning vans, fans, and wet blankets, showing just how much rain fell Wednesday night. "Today we're cleaning up from flood that we incurred yesterday," said Joshua Russell with Mustard Seed Café. "I've been here since early this morning observing what the needs are."

While the Mustard Seed Café employees didn't have to clean up too much inside their store, they were busy walking up and down the streets of Kingsport handing out a warm lunch to other businesses that were affected.

"We were so blessed we didn't have as much damage as everyone else and we were just so blessed so we wanted to bless everyone else," said Nicole Powers, a waitress with Mustard Seed Café.

"It's starting to get hot throughout the day and people have been working a lot so we thought this is one way we could meet that need they have."

Mustard Seed Café handed out around 60 sandwiches Thursday.