Huntsville disaster relief group prepared to do some heavy lifting down in Gulf

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala — A team of disaster relief volunteers is headed down to the Gulf, swapping out traditional supplies, like food and clothing, for heavy equipment.

Non-profit, Prepare and Respond (PAR) departed Friday afternoon for the city of Foley, which was devastated by Hurricane Sally.

“Storms like this and the devastation. Know what it’s like here in North Alabama to be impacted by storms and tornadoes so we’re glad to help the people there in need,” said PAR member David Maurel.

The group left in a caravan carrying a Bobcat, aerial lift, and a trailer full of everything from generators to chainsaws, ropes and harnesses, and ladders.

The group says they plan on returning to the Gulf soon for additional missions after this trip.

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