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Man cooks for storm victims despite loss of restaurant

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Hickory Barn Bar-B-Que was destroyed in the storm, but the owner is still serving meals to those who need them. Hickory Barn Bar-B-Que was destroyed in the storm, but the owner is still serving meals to those who need them.
Bill Davis said local businesses and people have stepped up to help him in helping others. (Source: Patti D.) Bill Davis said local businesses and people have stepped up to help him in helping others. (Source: Patti D.)
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CLEMENTS, AL (WAFF) -

A man who owns a barbecue restaurant in Clements lost his business to the storm. But for now, he's not that focused on his loss. Instead, he is spending most of his time helping fellow storm victims.

Before the storm, Hickory Barn Bar-B-Que owner Bill Davis decided he was going to help by doing what he does best – cooking. Then the storm came and hit Clements hard. Hickory Barn was destroyed. But Davis said that hasn't stopped his plan to help.

He has moved his operation to Blue Springs Elementary School, where he and some volunteer cooks are feeding dozens of people.

"If there's anybody out there, if you know anybody in the community – they don't have power, they need something to eat, tell them to come by. We're going to be cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner," said Davis.

The tornado did major damage to Pauline Brooks' home. She's grateful that while she's trying to figure everything out, she doesn't have to figure out where to get a hot meal.

"That means the world to me," she said. "I'm diabetic and I've got to have my food."

"It's nice to be able to help your neighbors. It's a good feeling to get to do it. We enjoy it," said Davis.

Davis said local businesses and people have stepped up to help him in helping others. If you would like to help, you can visit the Hickory Barn Facebook page.

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