Middle Tennessee organizations ready to take action for hurricane victims

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — As Hurricane Matthew continues to move up the East Coast, organizations in Middle Tennessee are ready to take action.

Executive director of the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort Mike Lewis told News 2 the organization made contact with at least 20 other churches in hard hit areas of Florida.

On Friday, they were just waiting for word on when they could deliver hundreds of boxes of items to those in need. They ended up getting that call later in the afternoon.

“We received a call at 10 til 4 this afternoon that Holly Hill, Florida, was ready for a trailer full of supplies. We had it loaded, ready to roll by 4:40, and it will be leaving any minute,” explained Lewis. “It will be in Florida later this evening and unload in the morning at the Holly Hill Church of Christ, just north of Daytona Beach.”

The organization has seven truck loads of food and supplies in all. Each truck will carry about $85,000 worth of items to Florida.