ROANOKE, Va. -

Two fast food restaurants in Roanoke are helping a man who spends his time serving others get back on his feet.

Two Chick-fil-A locations are donating a portion of their proceeds from Thursday night to Roanoke Police Officer Patrick Perkins.

Perkins was working when we had record-setting flash floods in July.

He made a trip home to check on his home and when he got there he found feet of water.

Instead of staying at home to take care of things there, he decided to go back out to help people in the community.

Now there's a fund set up in his name to help raise money so he can go back to living in his home.

"What a tremendous individual," said Capt. Robert Chappell with the Virginia State Police. "You're talking a law enforcement officer who has dedicated his life to helping other people to the extent that when his own home floods goes back out after seeing the damage and helps other people. What a definition of a hero."

If you didn't make it out to Thursday night's event, you can still donate money at any Roanoke Valley Community Credit Union by referencing the Officer Perkins Relief Fund.

People interested in setting up donations of labor or goods can email HelpOfficerPerkins@roanokeva.gov or call 540-853-5437.