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In January, back to back storms killed dozens of people in Georgia and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage that has yet to be fully calculated. Among those displaced and affected were almost 100 RWDSU families in Albany, Georgia, where the Southeast Council represents workers at the Equity poultry plant.
On Sunday, January 29, the RWDSU Southeast Council sponsored a BBQ to feed affected members, as well as responders who are helping to rebuild the community.
“RWDSU families have been without power for basically the whole year so far, and some have even lost their homes and are living in civic centers, churches, or hotels temporarily,” said Southeast Council President Edgar Fields. “We wanted to show the community and RWDSU members that we are all in this together.”
Southeast Council members volunteered to cook at the BBQ, and delivered meals to affected members. The meals – including ribs and chicken – consisted of genuine home-cooked and grilled food.
“We like real food down here, and we wanted to do what we could to help,” Fields said.