A group of Delaware County volunteers spent last night serving meals to Linn County relief workers and storm victims here in Manchester.
The town’s three hotels have been filled with families displaced by last week’s storm, as well as utility workers and tree removal crews who have been commuting back and forth to the Cedar Rapids area for the past week and a half.
Josh Nelson made the trip down from Minnesota, working for Primo Tree Service.
Brandon McClure agrees. He came up from Oklahoma to help with tree removal.
But they had a nice surprise when they got back to their hotel at Cobblestone Inn & Suites in Manchester last night. Delaware County Pay It Forward teamed up with the Delaware County Cattlemen and community leaders to grill burgers and provide the workers with a free meal. The guys were all smiles as the volunteers handed them some food to thank them for all their work.
Nelson says it means a lot.
A few Linn County families displaced by the storm who were staying in Manchester were also treated to a free meal last night, along with gift cards and quarters for laundry.
And one of the guys from the tree removal crew wanted to show his appreciation to the group of volunteers – donating $250 to Delaware County Pay It Forward so they can continue spreading kindness.
photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH