Dublin rallies behind Irma evacuees

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For many right now, their biggest worry is getting the lights turned on. Some, though, can’t even go home. 

Most of the evacuees staying at the First Independent Methodist Church are gone. They left on a bus for Glynn County Thursday morning, but a few had to stay behind. 

Wendy Adams of the First Independent Methodist Church described one extra special visitor who had to stay at the shelter: a two-month-old preemie named Brandon. According to Adams, "His mom wanted to be able to stay here and have him where he has electricity and water for sure."

First Independent Methodist's pastor Paul Brown calls it a blessing to be able to take care of those in need, and he says something pretty special has come out of it.

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Brown says, "It’s hard to get different races together, but in there, we were all just one race, the human race." 

People rallied behind the evacuees and donations poured in.

"The Dublin community, all sorts of folks, just came out and really came together to help us get things together," says Adams.

That sense of community made all the difference for at least one Brunswick, Ga. evacuee.

Tyrice Frazier described the community as one to remember. He says, "Here I noticed that it doesn’t matter what color you are, they open their arms to you. It don’t matter what you going through, what condition you in. I just, I love this place. I really do."

The circumstances that brought them all together couldn’t have been much worse, but at First Independent Methodist Church in Dublin, spirits are high.