First responders and volunteers got a little love from community members in Perry County Wednesday.
Members of the New Augusta Civic Club prepared a home-cooked meal for the workers as a change of pace and to show their appreciation.
“They are doing so much for so many people and we wanted to show our appreciation for the hard work and it just means a lot to be able to give back to them and show them that we appreciate the time and the effort and the sacrifice,” Civic Club member, Kimberly Whitaker said.
From fried chicken to a table of deserts, the volunteers filed in one by one enjoying the chance to fellowship and take a moment to relax.
“This is just a chance to give all the volunteers and responders a hot home-cooked meal, a lot of them haven’t been home in a few days, and have been out around the clock and we just wanted to show them how much they are appreciated,” Whitaker said.
“This is a great feeling to see people in the community and county come together to do something like this, especially in a time of tragedy and when so many are in need, just shows you what fine people we have here in Perry County,” Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles said.
The Civic Club went one step further after the luncheon, taking all the leftover food and distributed it to people at a church in the county where others affected by flooding had gathered.