Chipley church opens its doors for Florida evacuees headed home

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CHIPLEY, Fl. (WTVY) - A church in Chipley opened a "comfort station" for hurricane evacuees headed back to Florida.

For the past two days, First United Methodist Church on Highway 90 served up brown bag lunches and gave evacuees a chance to take a break.

"It's a great opportunity for our church to be the hand of Christ,” said Pastor Patricia Bruner. “When I mentioned it to my volunteers, they were so excited and jumped on it immediately. That's what we want to do, be open for our community and worldwide community if we need to."

A half million or more evacuees are returning to Florida from Alabama and Mississippi after being displaced because of Irma.

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