Resident thankful for volunteers

Resident thankful for volunteers
(Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB)
Katie Perry said the volunteers have been outstanding. (Source: WALB)
Katie Perry said the volunteers have been outstanding. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Between the devastating stories of people's homes being damaged, there are signs of people stepping up to help.

On Monday a handful of homes in one close-knit neighborhood were hit hard.

Just when they were beginning to give up, a group of volunteers showed up with chainsaws and started picking up.

There were ambulances and firetrucks after a woman was stuck in her living room in this home.

Neighbors came out and tried to pick up what they could, but they couldn't do much about the big tree through the home.

That's when volunteer crews pulled up.

They got up on top of the home and began taking the tree apart.

Katie Wilson Perry lives just down the street.

She's battling leukemia, so couldn't do much more than pickup stray limbs.

She was amazed by the selflessness of the volunteers and how quickly they came after the storm hit.

Perry and a few other neighbors went out and bought pizzas to feed the volunteers.

She said many of them had been working all afternoon and had nothing to eat.

Perry said It was the least she could do.

"I commend all of them, my heart goes out to them. They are just wonderful," said Perry.

Perry says now she wants to make sure her neighbor gets the help she needs and the volunteers continue to get support.

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