MIAMI – The Ready Mix concrete company is donating 1,000 bags of sand to South Florida residents affected by flooding.
The giveaway began at 11 a.m. at the company's headquarters at 7301 N.W. 47th Street in Miami.
"We saw on Channel 10 that it was flooded everywhere, so we decided to go ahead and donate 1,000 bags of sand for those in need," Ready Mix owner Rudy De La Mora said.
De La Mora said he is giving away a total of 100,000 pounds of sand to anyone in need.
"It is the greatest thing ever. It is great. It is really nice that they come out here and they help you with the bags and everything," Sunrise resident Martin Bitner said.
The relentless rain caused concern for hundreds of homeowners who have watched their yards and neighborhoods transform into swamps overnight.
"One, two feet, everywhere. It is insane. All the canals and everything has overflowed into the streets. It's insane," Bitner said.
Bitner lives just minutes from the Sawgrass Mills mall, which remains closed Thursday because of severe flooding.
"In the beginning it was great. My grass was brown. Now it is green and two feet high, and it is insane," Bitner said.
Bitner traveled to northwest Miami-Dade Thursday, where he picked up 10 complimentary bags of sand from Ready Mix.
"Has the water gotten into your house?" Local 10 News reporter Michael Seiden asked.
"No, right up against it. Pretty close," he said.
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