Wiregrass businesses to serve hot meals in Lee County

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DOTHAN, Al. (WTVY) - A week after tornadoes killed 23-people and destroyed dozens of homes,,Some Wiregrass businesses are getting together to help those in Lee County.

Annie's Café in Enterprise and Choppers Ol’ Barbeque in Daleville have been preparing food all day to deliver, tomorrow. It's their way to bring some hope as well a hot meal to the table.

Matt Larson co-owner of Annie’s Café has been coordinating outreach efforts for a while now. He stepped up after Hurricane Michael and has always delivered holiday meals. But these tornados in Lee County hit close to home.

"We had a tornado here in 2007, we kind of have a heavy heart for a lot of situations like this we understand what they are going through," said Larson, "We just want to help out, we have a lot of people in this community businesses customers pitching in to help.”

One of those, Chris Wood of Chopper's Ol’ School BBQ -

"I look forward to seeing the smiles on people's faces one knowing that people still care and are willing to help there's a lot of people and a lot of things in the world that people don't do anymore,” said Wood.

Both Matt and Chris say they are blessed to have the ability to be there for those in need. They will be bringing southern food and barbecue for about 250 people for three weeks in a row.

"Later in the weeks there's still that need up there that's kind of what matt and i are trying to fill that need after the initial waves comes in," said Wood.

Volunteers from around the Wiregrass will join them for the trips.

"It's wonderful out community is wonderful," said Larson.

Matt and Chris also tell me that if you want to help you can bring supplies or donations by Annie’s Cafe or Chopper's Old School BBQ in Daleville.