Lubbock crews responding to Michael ravaged Florida Panhandle

Lubbock crews responding to Michael ravaged Florida Panhandle

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Relief from Lubbock is en route to the Southeast to aid the hardest hit areas of the Florida Panhandle. 

"From Texas there will be approximately three units that provide food and drink and there will also be seven mobile kitchens that can provide hot meals to the community," said Lt. David Beckham with the Salvation Army.

One of those helping in the mobile kitchen, Dave Freriks.

"It's a fully self contained mobile kitchen and we'll be down there for two weeks if not longer," Freriks said.

Freriks and his disaster crew will be stationed in Panama City.

"We will be serving somewhere around, can serve somewhere around 1,800 hundred meals a day," he said.

He retired about 25 years ago and ever since he has been serving those affected by disasters across the country.

"It's a lot of hard work and I don't expect it'll be this cool down there in Florida but it's a reward and it's part of  why we do what we do," he said.

Freriks and his crew is expected to arrive in Florida by Friday. They will be working alongside other disaster response crews including those from the American Red Cross.

Both organizations need your help financially. If you would like to donate you can do so on each website.

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