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Claxton group delivers supplies to tornado victims

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A group from Claxton delivers donated supplies to tornado victims in Oklahoma. A group from Claxton delivers donated supplies to tornado victims in Oklahoma.
This is damage from the tornado that struck Moore, OK. This is damage from the tornado that struck Moore, OK.

MOORE, OK (WTOC) - A group from Claxton brought food, bottled water, and other essentials to tornado victims in Oklahoma.

Barrett Van Meter and Kevin Dixon brought a trailer of relief supplies to the Power House Church in Moore, OK. The church has been helping victims since a tornado wiped out so much of the town.

"It's amazing what some of these people have been through and what they've strived to do so far," Van Meter said.

Church members set up a distribution center for victims to come get whatever they need from whatever people have brought. Tornados have hit Moore three times in 15 years.

"It's taken the same exact path. So, some of these people have lost things three times," said Kimberly Newell, of Power House Church.

The devastation in neighborhoods is easily seen around town.

As volunteers unloaded the supplied brought from Southeast Georgia, people could not be more grateful.

Anita Allen, of Power House Church, said the effort is heartwarming makes them all choke up.

Van Meter and Dixon said they'll take what they've seen and heard back home to bring as much help as they can find.

"These people are in need. They're looking for us to come through for them," Van Meter said.

The group left the storm-torn area on Thursday night to return to Georgia. It is not too late to help storm victims.

They will continue to collect donations, which can be dropped off at Claxton Fire Dept. or at Job Training Unlimited in Claxton.

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