Central Ohio man collecting bottled water for Florence victims

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The impact of Hurricane Florence has on the Carolinas been weighing on one central Ohio man.

Michael Gill Jr., said this region, specifically Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, holds a special place in his heart.

“It’s a place that I vacation every year with my wife’s family,” said Gill Jr.

It’s also the place where he was married a few years ago and the place he had his anniversary this past June.

He said knew he just had to help.

Gill Jr., collected several cases water for those affected by the storm.

“I am sitting with 10,000 bottles of water it’s not nearly enough,” said Gill Jr., and he is not stopping there.

“I don’t need to go down there when it’s cleaned up, I need to go down there to clean up.”

He owns his own landscaping business. 

On Saturday he’ll drive alone down to South Carolina with his chainsaws, yard tools, gas cans full of gas, and even his jet ski to help out in any way that he can. 

“I said mike there’s nothing stopping me from going down there.”

He feels he owes it to his fellow Americans who need this assistance.

This is the United States of America,” said Gill Jr. “I’m in Ohio they’re in South Carolina that makes no difference to me. They’re in need and as an American I’m doing my true duty to do down there to help out because I have the means to help.”

Gill Jr., told NBC4 all the water was donated to him, and he plans to sleep in his truck and stay in South Carolina as long as he feels he is needed.

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