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Volunteers, churches help storm victims in Hamilton

Volunteers are helping people who were affected by the tornado in Hamilton.

Posted: Apr 15, 2019 6:38 PM
Updated: Apr 16, 2019 9:18 AM

HAMILTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A Monroe County church is offering a helping hand to those working to clean up Hamilton after Saturday's tornado.

Hamilton Church of Christ is offering hot meals, cold drinks and a place to rest for people who are helping out.

Many people in the area were left with nothing after the tornado ripped through southern Monroe County.

Local businesses have donated food and drinks to the churches.

Noah Wren, the disaster relief coordinator for his church, is thankful for the opportunity to help in such a way.

"Anyone, just pull up and eat. Most everyone has been working all day and all night," he said. "Most these people have been up all night long working and I'm just glad we can give them a short break, something cold to drink and a belly full of food."

On Monday the volunteers at the church provided approximately 700 meals.

On Tuesday starting at 8 a.m., more than 80 boxes of donations will be dropped off for affected families. 

The free boxes contain cleaning items such as brooms and bleach, as well as water.

Volunteers will give the boxes out as people arrive for them.

The church is located at 40081 Hamilton Road.

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