Many Appomattox County residents were without power for days since Saturday due to an ice storm.

Saturday night, Appomattox Legion Post 104 offered its facility to anyone who needed a warm place to stay over night. They also had a spaghetti dinner Monday night with help from Krogers, Appomattox Assembly of God, Venue 1848 and Bull Daddy’s.

“It was an honor to support Appomattox and surrounding areas the past few days with the power outages and being a warming center so you could recharge batteries …” Post 104 stated. “POST 104 is not just here to support Veterans but support the community.”

Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department opened its doors to its meeting room Monday until 8 p.m. for those who needed a place that’s warm to charge devices or get water.

Red House Volunteer Fire Department had bottle water, self-heating meals, chips and protein bars available at the firehouse Monday while supplies lasted.

In addition, a church member of Bible Baptist Church stated that Pastor Jonathan Watson offered to pay for everyone’s meals at Granny Bee’s restaurant throughout the day Monday since people were without power. The bill ended up being $2,000.

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