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Blountstown community comes together following Hurricane Michael

Blountstown community comes together following Hurricane Michael
Blountstown community comes together following Hurricane Michael
Posted at 5:21 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 09:42:50-04

BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. (WTXL) - Buildings in downtown Blountstown have been partially reduced to rubble, metal scraps covered parking lots, and many homes are damaged. 

We've spoken to residents in Blountstown who told us they lost almost everything from the storm and they said having a community hub truly means the world to them. 

Immediately after the storm, the First Baptist Church started a distribution site for residents.

Several churches in the community are pulling together, cooking meals and helping organize the items coming in.

Organizers said donations are coming from far and wide right to Blountstown.

And to those leaving will full bellies are arms full of supplies, they said they're more than grateful. 

"It's a blessing to have this resource and to me, I thank every one of them and love every one of them from the bottom of my heart for what they've done," said Bonnie Hand, Blountstown resident. 

Organizers said there's been an outpouring of help from people in Tallahassee and even outside Florida.

They can't even estimate how many pounds of supplies they've given out to residents. 

The church has been a revolving door for locals who are in need of basic necessities. People told us, since the storm hit, they've been relying on this church for everything from a warm meal to baby supplies to water.