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Statesboro volunteers take hot meals, groceries to Brunswick storm victims

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BRUNSWICK, GA (WTOC) -

Communities all across our region suffered damage from Irma.

Today, volunteers from one town carried meals, groceries and hope to another. 

Roads like Altama will be busy tomorrow as folks return to Brunswick and Glynn County whether the community is recovered. They'll need patience and some help from neighbors.

"We took a big hit. Some of our houses still don't have power. We had a lot of water, a lot of flooding. We've got roofs damaged as well," said Cornell Harvey, Brunswick Mayor.

At a city park, help came Wednesday in the form of volunteers bringing tons of groceries and thousands of meals.

"Most of the stores aren't online," said Chris Yaugh, Volunteer. "Most of the people getting a hot lunch today don't have power."

The aid came from volunteers in Statesboro who packed up relief supplies they'd prepared in case they'd gotten Irma's wrath. They came together to redirect them to Brunswick.

"Our community is about helping others when they're in need," said Dewayne Grice, Volunteer Coordinator. "People came to help us during Matthew. It's our turn to repay the favor."

Linda Fennell evacuated Brunswick to stay with her son but heard about this effort.

"No words! Amazing. When my son told me this was for Brunswick, I had to come," said Fennell.

Packed in one community, delivered in another - 850 bags of food, 6,000 hot meals.

"This is surprising because we don't have anything like this. After the storm, the grocery stores were closed but the liquor stores were open," said Pastor Verdell Hunter, Brunswick.

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