Operation Feed Savannah serves over 7,000 hot meals to Hurricane Matthew victims

Operation Feed Savannah serves over 7,000 hot meals to Hurricane Matthew victims

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - In spite of the destruction Hurricane Matthew left behind, there are endless stories of everyday people coming together to help storm victims who have lost so much.

Operation Feed Savannah, led by GA State Representative Carl Gilliard has been busy. During the last two days, he and volunteers have served almost 7,000 hot meals to our neighbors who have lost so much.

From power outages to lost property, many are struggling. Rep. Gilliard says he's proud of how our community has come together.

"It tells me we are our brother's keeper. We must supply their needs all over the community. People are hurting all over the community," said Rep. Gilliard.

Friday, they got some helping to care for our people in need. Members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office eight pallets of water, blankets and many personal hygiene items, then drove four hours to make the donation.

"I thought it would be good to get things together that people need.  I would want somebody to know that people care for me and would bring items I need," said Jason Crawford, with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

"I want them to know that we are here and will do whatever we can do for them," said Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher.

Operation Feed Savannah is partnering with the sheriff's office to so even more. Saturday, they'll be in Pinpoint and next week they'll take supplies to eastside neighborhoods and Wilmington Island plus Glynn County.

You can make donations or volunteer by calling 912.436.5325.

Copyright 2016 WTOC. All rights reserved.