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Volunteers helping volunteers in Washington County

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Volunteers delivered meals on foot to other volunteers, working in the field. Volunteers delivered meals on foot to other volunteers, working in the field.
NEW PEKIN -

The definition of "Hoosier Hospitality" can be found at every turn in southern Indiana.

"It is all we knew to do. We can feed them," said one woman.

In the Washington County town of Pekin, with a population of less than 2,000, volunteers are feeding an army.

"Volunteers, tornado victims, police officers, fire department, Duke Energy, everybody that is here is helping."

That army is going to have to eat. Volunteers, without supervision, only a mission, loaded up boxes of grilled chicken, pork and anything else that will fit. Most of the town is without power and navigating the streets is something of a challenge, with huge trees littering the hills and the hollers.

With an army armed with chainsaws and elbow grease ready to clear the way, the lunch, for most, will be the first decent meal in days.

Hundreds of volunteers seemingly came out of nowhere to help the southern Indiana town get back on its feet.

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