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Raleigh 'Sunday Supper' will help Hurricane Matthew victims

Posted October 28
Updated November 1

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— A group working to redefine the idea of "Sunday Supper" is hosting a dinner party on Raleigh's Fayetteville Street to raise money for victims of Hurricane Matthew.

"Our people out east are suffering. What can Raleigh do?" said volunteer Harris Vaughan.

The Sunday Supper, held on Nov. 13 from 12 to 4 p.m., will feature a table for 1,000 people, stretched down Fayetteville Street between Morgan and Martin Streets.

Vaughan said the idea of a Sunday supper is a southern tradition.

"Where families come together, where communities come together, churches come together, people come together, to break bread, give thanks and give back," he said.

Anyone interested in attending the event will need to purchase a ticket for $20 to enjoy the North Carolina-style barbeque dinner.

Volunteer Ann Whitehurst, who is from eastern North Carolina, said she hopes the event will spread awareness for those in need.

"Just think about what the folks down there have gone through over the past number of years," she said. "The frequency of the flooding, the extent of the damage has been devastating."

The proceeds will go to the N.C. Disaster Relief Fund.

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