Volunteers bring Thanksgiving to flood victims

Volunteers bring Thanksgiving to flood victims

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Holiday or not, Austin families who lost everything in the Halloween flooding still have a job to do.

A group of volunteers, some of whom are meeting each other for the first time, are cooking...packing...and delivering food to affected families.

Jan Gipson and her daughter Stephanie celebrated their Thanksgiving early so they could volunteer.

"I'm probably like a lot of American, I thought about volunteering for years and years and this is the first time I've actually gotten to do it," said Jan.

The solidarity effort is being organized by a grassroots organization, Austin Common Ground Relief.

"When you go to your home and you've got everything nice and warm and then you see these people," said Jan. "It's kind of heartbreaking."

The idea was to remind them people still care, with a little turkey and pie.

The volunteers are walking away with empty hands...and full hearts.

On Saturday another event will be happening at 7309 WalkingStick Lane to help families.

There will be free food, music and activities for kids.

People are asked to donate items to needy families. For more information email atxflood@gmail.com.

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