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Volunteers travel far and wide to aid Cairo residents

Volunteers make trips across state to help
Posted: 6:10 PM, Mar 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-08 09:45:57Z
Volunteers travel far and wide to aid Cairo residents

CAIRO, Ga. (WTXL) — The devastation left behind from Sunday night's storm in Cairo has left a mark on that community. But in what could be considered a time of darkness, the light of kindness shines through.

Volunteers are making the trip across state to help those communities rebuild.

We've seen a lot of damage and devastation and strangers helping strangers in their time of need. WTXL met one man who traveled more than 60 miles to help out families in Cairo.

In troubling times, one could always use help.

"This is what I do, I go out and help people as much as I can," said Troy Timpson, who lives in Edison.

Timpson lives in Edison, Georgia, more than 60 miles away, when he saw the devastation in Cairo on the news and decided to take action.

"I told my wife and I was getting my gear and I'm going to Cairo," said Timpson.

Once Timpson arrived in Cairo, he wanted to help in any way he could.

"Most times people think you are out to get money but that's not the case with me. If i can help, I'm going to help you," said Timpson.

Even if they are complete strangers.

"I just drove up, actually I left from down the street... cut some trees for a guy down the street and then came down here and saw her out here in the yard by herself and decided to help," said Timpson.

"I wasn't surprised because sometimes you get different folks coming around and wanting to help and he seemed really interested about helping so I told him sure you can help," said Earlene Anderson, who was cleaning up debris. "I could use the help."

Proving that no matter where we come from and no matter the circumstances, a simple act of kindness can truly go far.

"I just thank him, thank him for coming and willing to help out and driving so far away," said Anderson. "He didn't have to do that but he did and that's awesome."

Timpson says he and his wife own a food pantry in Edison and plans on gathering supplies to bring back to Cairo.