Georgia volunteers show Southern hospitality toward Irma evacuees

Hurricane Irma appears to offering the best in some volunteers in the southern part of Georgia. As many evacuees left Lakewood ranch to escape the storm’s damage, local people in Valdosta, Ga., were aiming to make the whole experience more comfortable.

“We are having a lot of bottleneck traffic upon [Interstate] 75 reducing. People without food, people without having money to buy gas. We simply felt like it was our duty since Americans to come out and cook, ” Chad Harrison told Fox Information.  

Harrison and a group of volunteers collected outside a gas station close to an I-75 exit in Valdosta cooking hot dogs and waving signs that said “ Free foods for evacuees. ” Harrison stated many evacuees were dealing with an extremely stressful situation and giving them foods, or money to get gas, was obviously a way to alleviate some of their anxiety.

“ We now have probably fed over 2, 1000 people on the interstate today, ” Harrison said. “ Fifteen in order to 20 families have been helped so far as gas, supplies that they needed, drinking water, drinks, food, letting their canines just get out.

“We have probably fed over two, 000 people on the interstate these days. ”

– Chad Harrison, volunteer assisting Irma evacuees

2 Venezuelan natives evacuated from Arkansas and it was the signs about totally free food that drew their interest.

“ We were just passing here, Valdosta, and we just see that you men were giving food for the folks who were evacuating from the … and we come and grab some sandwiches, ” Anny Sanchez and Belief D’ aubeterre said. “ Thank you for giving the, I like, just for helping us.  

Valdosta, along with the majority of Georgia, is expected to feel the associated with Irma on Monday.

Terace Garnier is a Fox News multimedia media reporter based in Columbia, South Carolina. Follow the girl on twitter: @TeraceGarnier