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Non-profit from Missouri provides relief efforts to Marianna residents

Non-profit from Missouri provides relief efforts to Marianna residents
Non-profit from Missouri provides relief efforts to Marianna residents
Posted at 4:53 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 09:37:49-04

MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) - With widespread power outages in Jackson County, major structural damage, and no estimated start date for students to go back to school, residents said they're thankful to have outside help getting them through this. 

The non-profit, Convoy of Hope, was is in town from Missouri not just giving residents hope, but also necessities.

300,000 pounds of food, water, and hygiene kits have been given out to residents in Marianna and surrounding communities since Hurricane Michael hit.

Since Thursday, organizers estimate serving more than 2,000 cars. And that doesn't include Tuesday's distribution.

Those picking up supplies are more than grateful. 

"You see it on TV when there's a disaster somewhere. You just don't know how much it means to see people really coming together and helping. It's a lot," said Katherine Glass, a Jackson County resident. 

In just five days, 80 tractor trailer loads of items have been distributed in Marianna and in nearby communities. Some volunteers are going door-to-door as part of the relief effort.  

The Convoy of Hope said they'll be passing out supplies in Marianna for as long as there's a need.