Dave’s Dawg House travels to Southwest Florida after Ian

Reporter: Amy Oshier Writer: Melissa Montoya

Dave’s Dawg House knows what it’s like when a destructive force like a hurricane slams into your community.

It happened to them when Hurricane Michael barreled through Florida’s panhandle in 2018.

That’s why after Ian’s wrath in Southwest Florida, the owners loaded up their hot dog mobile and drove 10 hours south to help the community.

“We live about 30 miles away from where Michael hit,” Terri Oxford said. “We literally looked at each other and said we’re going. We had so much help, we gotta go help.”

When Ian victims showed up to pay for their hot dogs they found Oxford was giving them away for free.

One woman said she found it unbelievable, adding: “I wish there were more people like that.”

Oxford said she has been crying since she arrived, having heard the stories of survival.

“The stories, the hugs, the thank yous, everything, it’s been an incredible experience,” Oxford said.

In giving away a fresh hot meal what Dave’s Dawg House is doing is nourishing the soul.

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