Community unites to feed survivors of Hurricane Michael

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MARIANNA, Fla. (WDHN) — Carpetland USA, Deanco Auto Auction and Bill Cramer Chevrolet teamed up on Thursday to help residents in Jackson County who have been affected by Hurricane Michael.

2,500 hamburgers, 2,000 hot dogs and other supplies were handed out to residents in the Marianna.

“It allows people to get it off their mind a little bit,” said Tyler Lipford, business manager of Bob Pforte Jeep and Ram. “They come here, have some good company, eat a hot meal, get some supplies, and kinda step away from being at their house and listening to a generator and being in the heat.”
 
Many Jackson County residents showed their gratitude for the support and believe that storm has brought unity among the county. 

“This is amazing because right now we really need that,” Shamika Oliver said. “This is devastating for Jackson County. You know we never experienced something like this so we’re very thankful.”
 
“Everybody just pulling together, and it’s really heartwarming to see that,” Danielle Hoagland said.
 
“I hope it shows that we can learn to get along and that we love each other, that we won’t be judged by the color of our skin but by the content of our character,” Keith Oliver said.
 
“There’s a song that says ‘we fall down,’ but Marianna is gonna get back up,” Pamela Lee said.

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