Online Originals: Duplin County man leads Thanksgiving relief dinner for hurricane victims in Louisiana

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PINK HILL, N.C. (WNCT) – 9OYS checked back in with Duplin County Marco Patriot Allan Garry, who is leading a Thanksgiving dinner for hurricane victims in Abbeville, La.

This is the second trip back to Louisiana for the Marco Patriot Carolina Chapter. The first was to help recovery efforts immediately following back-to-back hurricanes.

Now, with the help of Eastern North Carolina donations, they were able to feed those in need.

“We’re going to take it down to the food kitchen, pass it out there, go around the community, pass it out to all the people that need it and make sure everyone has a Thanksgiving meal around here,” Garry said.  


PINK HILL, N.C. (WNCT) – 9OYS first told you last month about a Duplin County Marco Patriot, Allan Gary, and his first trip to help rescue and rebuild the community of Abbeville immediately following hurricane devastation. 

You can find that journey here.

Now, Gary and his team are gearing up for a thanksgiving for hundreds!

“So for Thanksgiving were back in touch with United Methodist church and were going to be going down to their soup kitchen in Abbeville and it’s in a little bit of disrepair.”

Allan Gary, Marco Patriot

Gary says they are planning to feed 500 to 1,000 people a proper Thanksgiving meal.

So far on the menu is 27 turkeys and all the fixings – but the group needs help from the East.

 “Obviously getting food for 500-1000 people is a tall order, and again, Smithfield they stepped up, so we’re on the right track but we could use more,” Gary said. 

Right now, Gary says drink supplies are needed but anything will help. The link to contact for donations can be found by clicking here.

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