Though the community has already been pulling together and helping victims of Hurricane Harvey, a Dothan man is already stepping up to the plate to take donations to Hurricane Irma victims.
Rob Gilbreath, general manager of Mighty Auto Parts in Dothan, will drive a truck down to Florida Monday, September 18th, to bring supplies to hurricane-devastated areas.
He is encouraging the Wiregrass to help: bottled water, canned goods, pet food, cleaning supplies, diapers, and baby wipes are some of most-needed items.
Rob is a former resident of Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida, and knows all too well the destruction a major hurricane can leave behind.
"It's sad to watch others go through devastation, and just stand back and not do anything about it,” says Gilbreath. “And I just think it's our obligation to step in and help when we can."
Mighty Auto Parts is located at 203 Vulcan Way in Dothan. The store is open from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday, but you can call Rob at 334-589-3423 if you have any last minute supplies to bring over the weekend.
However, the Houston County EMA says driving down to evacuated areas is risky and not recommended.
This story, by Lauren Linahan, with video first appeared on wtvy.com