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Alabama man drives supplies to Franklin County

Alabama man drives supplies to Franklin County
Alabama man drives supplies to Franklin County
Posted at 4:48 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 09:17:27-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - After seeing the devastation in coastal Franklin county communities, one Alabama local wanted to help in any way he could.  

Dozens of families in Franklin County are filling their arms with food, water and supplies. And it's all thanks to Roy Morton. He drove from Birmingham, Alabama to deliver a U-haul full of supplies to be given out to families. 

Morton says the morning after Hurricane Michael hit, he started buying everything from generators to chainsaws to cleaning items.

He dropped off a full U-haul at the Franklin County Sheriffs Office for deputies to hand out to those who are most in need.

Morton says getting down to the coast was rough. He says it took nearly four hours to drive a few miles on Thursday, but to him, it was well worth it. 

"This place took a huge hit down here and people don't know about this area. And so we thought we'd tried to bring some awareness about what's going on down here," said Morton. "It's been completely devastated and a lot of people down here don't have anything." 

That's why Morton says it wasn't a debate for him. He says helping out neighbors in need, especially during a time like this is what matters to him. 

Morton tells us he has a home in Apalachicola that he hasn't even started cleaning up. His main concern right now is helping get supplies to families in Franklin County who need them most.