Volunteers help out motorists for a good cause

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WOOD COUNTY, W.Va.-(WTAP) Lending a helping hand to holiday travelers-for a good cause.

Non-profit organizations this long weekend are passing out drinks and snacks to drivers at area rest stops.

Disabled Amercian Veterans Chapter 32 is operating a booth at the I-77 southbound rest stop at Mineral Wells. They're identified by signs along the highway: "Safety Break: Free Coffee".

They offer free coffee, water, non-carbonated beverages and snacks, free of charge, while asking only for a donation to the DAV.

The money raised will go towards its food pantry for veterans and their families.

"It's military people, either soldiers or their whole families, and they do a 30-day supply of potatoes, staples like meat and shampoo," says long-time volunteer Michael Davis. "They have a certain criteria that they get."

Davis and fellow volunteer Phil Smith tell us most of the people who have stopped by are headed to the Carolinas, either for the weekend or on vacation.

And they says they've been busy serving folks most of the weekend so far.