Grifton family no longer living in tents thanks to 9OYS viewers


GRIFTON, N.C. (WNCT) – A Grifton family 9OYS talked to Sunday was living in the tents and praying after Hurricane Matthew destroyed their home.

“I didn’t sleep very well last night,” said Mary Talley, who had lived in her home for 16 years. “I had a lot on my mind, about what am I going to do next.”

Thanks to some generous 9OYS viewers, the family won’t have to live in tents any longer.

“We have a camper parked in our yard we’re not using,” Danah Waters, a Greenville resident, told Talley over the phone. “We wondered if you might want to use it?”

“I would appreciate it,” Talley replied.

Her family will sleep in the camper Monday night.

“Oh God is blessing us,” said Mollie Reese, Talley’s sister-in-law.

That’s not all the good news the family received Monday. Talley also received a letter offering her family financial aid.

Talley and Reese said they are grateful for the help they have received in the last 24 hours.

“Oh God that was wonderful news,” said Reese.

Talley said she already know what she will do first.

“Make the bed,” she laughed, “and put covers on the bed.”

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