PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - Service Manager Jared Waldrop from Pine Belt Ford in Purvis received a very grateful message on his facebook page Thursday morning.
It was from a volunteer in Staten Island, New York who is helping with relief aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The volunteer told Waldrop the her and the other volunteers were amazed and humbled to think that small towns like Purvis and others from around the Pine Belt would be so generous to a big city like New York.
Pine Belt Ford joined Laurel Ford, Courtesy Ford of Hattiesburg, and Woolwine Ford of Collins in collecting relief supplies to send to stricken areas.
Waldrop said their goal was to collect two-18-wheelers full. By the time they were ready to head north they had an astounding five-18-wheelers full of supplies.
"We have such a generous community and we're lucky to be here and be Mississippians," said Waldrop. "This is just an outpouring of appreciation for our community and for people who are victims of Hurricane Sandy."
The email message went on to say your community certainly made a difference and I simply wanted to say a big THANK YOU from New York.