It was one week from tonight that Moore, Oklahoma took a major hit from an EF-5 tornado, and the people of Collins, Mississippi want to lend a hand.
Groups across the Pine Belt are teaming up for a cause to start a donation drive for those affected by the Moore, OK tornado. The groups want to reach out to the victims now, at a time when the aftermath starts sinking in.
Amber Brignac of Calvary Baptist Church in Seminary says she found it in her heart to help those in need.
"God put it on my heart, and without Him, none of this would be possible," Brignac said.
She posted hundreds of flyers around town calling out for donations for those affected by the tornado. David Roberts of Collins caught word while he was in the middle of trying to set up his own donation drive. The two teamed up, and now they're calling on citizens of the Pine Belt for assistance.
Amber's friend Kayla is by her side for moral support.
"We're trying to get as many people to donate, even just to get people to care and talk about the situation," said Kayla Sanford of Seminary Baptist Church.
David Roberts thanks God for playing a role in this.
"By faith, this has grown into a community wide effort," Roberts said.
There will be a U-Haul truck to be filled with non-perishable items such as diapers, canned foods, and toiletries on Saturday, June 1 at 8 a.m. If the U-Haul becomes too full, Woolwine Ford will carry leftover items to Moore, Oklahoma.
If you want to donate to those affected by the Moore, Oklahoma tornado, but cannot make it to the event on Saturday, call Amber at (228) 257-3128.
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