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Red Cross Heroes Walk starts in Claxton

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CLAXTON, GA (WTOC) -

The weather didn't stop WTOC's Dal Cannady from taking off on his third annual walk for American Red Cross.

Bureau Chief Dal Cannady started walking from Claxton and reached Glennville on the first leg of his seven-day journey. He shows us what made the wet miles a better.

Day one is in the books with 16 wet and cold miles, but the warm sendoff and warm reception made up for the weather.

After a sendoff at the Evans County Chamber of Commerce, Dal stopped by Claxton Elementary. More than 1,000 students and adults met him for a parade of high fives down the hall.

Outside Smith State Prison, some of the staff met me with these posters drawn by some of the inmates. Further came waves, cheers, and donations to help local Red Cross volunteers take care of local disaster victims.

"The family gets burned out, we give them a place to stay and a few days food to help them get back started again," said Red Cross volunteer Elizabeth Porter.

As one person put it Wednesday morning, disasters don't wait for weather, fire crews and Red Cross volunteers don't stop for weather.

Click here to donate to help Dal Cannady raise funds for the Red Cross.

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