Mindy Moseley shovels mud into a bucket in a basement on the 2700 block of Elmira Road in Newfield.

NEWFIELD, N.Y. — About 25 volunteers gathered in front of the Newfield fire barn Saturday morning, joining forces to help people still reeling from the effect’s of last weekends flash flooding.

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Scott Moseley, a pre-kindergarten teacher and pastor, organized the event.

He made flyers for his students and sent emails to friends with information about the cleanup and calling for volunteers. He said he felt called to organize the event after seeing destruction from the flood in Newfield and thinking there should be an organized way for the community to pull together to help those in need.

“The Lord kind of kicked me and said, ‘You do it,’” Moseley said.

He said anyone who needs assistance can contact him at smoseley1@icloud.com or call him at 607-351-2033.

He’s also leading another cleanup next Saturday. Volunteers can meet at 8 a.m. at the Newfield Fire Company at 77 Main St.

Scott Moseley organized about 25 people to help with flood cleanup efforts Saturday morning in Newfield.
People signed up for tasks and checked out donated tools before going to cleanup sites.
Volunteers unloaded supplies from an American Red Cross vehicle. The organization donated buckets full of cleaning material and water to help Newfield residents with flood cleanup efforts.
Cameron White, 13, and Morgan White, 12, organize supplies at a home on the 2700 block of Elmira Road.
A team of nearly a dozen people hauled buckets of mud out of a basement.
Mindy Moseley shovels mud into a bucket in a basement on the 2700 block of Elmira Road in Newfield.
Mike Cain led a team of volunteers at one of the worksites Saturday.
Andy Chrisman walks into a basement that was flooded almost to the ceiling after last weekend’s flash flood.
Andy Chrisman walks into a basement that was flooded almost to the ceiling after last weekend’s flash flood.
Alissa Moseley and Cameron Chrisman pull bags of mud out of a basement.
Travis Chrisman, 12, dumps a bucket of mud near a tree line.

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