AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - In the midst of tragedy in Americus, dozens of people have been working together to provide for law enforcement officers in unexpected ways.
Something as simple as a cup of coffee - or in this case dozens and dozens of cups, have been delivered by community businesses and individuals of Americus and Sumter County.
As Americus resident Tracy Hall wrote on Facebook, many were "fired up" about helping out where they could in the middle of a bad situation.
Several local businesses decided to step up and help during this time of need.
Their idea began as one to get leftovers and what was available from local businesses and eateries. But the result was far more beautiful.
Downtown coffee shop and roaster Cafe Campesino provided gallons and gallons of coffee and supplies for officers, while dozens of others helped serve hundreds of meals to officers, first responders, and volunteers.
According to their manager Nema Etheridge, the decision to help where they could make a small difference was a no-brainer.
Meanwhile, a hearty team of locals continued to help, and as Tracy says, "beat evil to the ground."