Editorial: Storm recovery, Foxworthy style

Editorial: Storm recovery, Foxworthy style

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's been two months now since devastating storms ripped through our communities, and it's amazing to see all of us still coming together to make a difference.

Last week, the city of Dawson made a major donation to Albany and Dougherty County storm victims.

They brought dozens of boxes filled with clothes, food and cleaning supplies to the Salvation Army and donating another $6,000 to the Red Cross.

Then Sunday night, if you weren't there, you probably knew someone who was; Comedian Jeff Foxworthy took the stage for a sold out crowd at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

He said he knows people who were personally impacted by January's back to back storms in Albany too, and that was one of the reasons he decided to perform.

"I'm just a guy, you know," Foxworthy said. "I just happen to have a gift of making people laugh, but, the cool thing about having that gift is when you can turn around and use it to help somebody that needs help, and that's what's going on here."

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from Foxworthy's event will go to Mission Change to help storm victims.
Organizers were hoping to raise at least $100,000.

Thank you to all those in our community that continue to help your neighbors.

We have a long road to recovery... but we will get there together.

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