Helping Irma Evacuees
With category 5 Hurricane Irma bearing down on the Florida coast, hundreds of thousands of Floridians packed up their vehicles and headed north. Dothan found itself with every hotel room in the city full, as well as thousands of people at campgrounds and in shelters. The evacuees left their homes in great haste and with few personal belongings. As the storm got closer, food deliveries to the city were delayed and restaurants began to shut down. With lots of people to feed, some hotels turned to the community to help provide some good old southern hospitality.
The Temple Emanu-El family worked all of Sunday morning to prepare hot meals for 400+ people at three local hotels. It was a labor of love, and we were blessed to provide some comfort and relief to the reluctant guests in our town. Temple Emanu-El hopes everyone has made it home safely!