• Clay County families receive new furniture after Hurricane Irma flooding devastated their homes

    By: Varisa Lall Dass , Action News Jax


    CLAY COUNTY, Fla. - Action News Jax teamed up with the Salvation Army and La-Z-Boy to help local residents devastated by Hurricane Irma. 

    The families received new La-Z-Boy living rooms for the holidays.

    One recipient, Dolores Moody, spoke about how upset she was to see her soaked belongings after the hurricane.

    "It's just like losing something that I really loved because it was all my stuff from 60 years," she said. 

    Tenant Mike Stephens also spoke about how difficult the damage was for him.

    “It all happened so quickly. There wasn’t time to get anything out,” he said.

    Stephens and Moody lived in the lowest-lying region of their apartment complex. Because of that, they were disproportionately affected by the water.

    Action News Jax cameras rolled as both Clay County locals saw their new rugs, sofas, love seats, chairs, end tables and coffee tables.

    “I was so happy. Bonnie said I had a little spring in my step. She said, ‘They’re going to help you,’” Moody said.

    Both thanked La-Z-Boy, the Salvation Army and Action News Jax. 

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