Lenexa man who helped 53 motorists stranded in snow being rewarded

OLATHE, Kan. - Despite his efforts to downplay his altruistic efforts, Andrew Flood's story has resonated with people from around the county.

During last week's snowstorm that crippled many in the area, Flood spent his time rescuing more than 50 motorists whose cars were stuck in the snow last week in Johnson County. Since then, Flood has been blessed by complete strangers and is very humble about it.

On Monday, E. Edwards Work Wear in Olathe, Kan., gave Flood a brand new pair of overalls and jacket that are perfect for working outdoors in the cold and snow. When approached by a reporter last week, Flood knocked on his frozen jeans to show how long he'd been working.

"It's nice to be able to bless someone in the community who is doing something that's good for others; it's just the right thing to do," said store manager Chad Niehoff.

Flood, a Lenexa, Kan., native, said he is at a loss for words about the wonderful things that have been happening. "People from all over the country have been writing me and thanking and me telling me how my story touched their lives," he said. "I've been doing this for four years and I haven't ever done it to be repaid; but it's actually been awesome seeing everyone that contacted me now trying to help me."

He also received a $200 gift card last week from a local restaurant. Now, Flood said he hopes his story will inspire others to help someone in need.

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