Local 24 Cares Held Donation Drive For Hurricane Relief Thursday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Local 24 Cares partnered with Sears Hometown Store and 1-800-GOT-JUNK Thursday to collect supplies for hurricane victims. We're working with the Salvation Army to collect toiletries, new underwear, diapers, pet, and cleaning supplies. 

 

"We need to fill this truck up by the end of the day. If we need to get more trucks here then we will. Hopefully Memphis digs deep and gives what you have. Clothes, toiletries, we wanna fill it up at the end of the day please. Whatever you can do help us out,” pleaded Rob Richardson with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? "Diapers, baby formula, any canned goods if you can.”

 

There has been billions of dollars in damage. Those estimates are still rising. Lots of people lost their homes, cars, businesses, and belongings.

 

"That's correct. Just like how we got devastated with storms in May and people from all over the country came to help us get our lives put back together we're hoping to pay it forward. A lot of people have already dropped off things today. Just your basic necessities. Diapers, clothes, pet supplies, anything like that to help people, they need it today," says Ken Hipps with Sears Hometown.

 

Insurance checks will come hopefully, but that could take a long time. The rebuilding process is months, possibly even years, to come. 

 

"They need things today," says Hipps. "You know, as you said, the checks will come, but they need basic supplies today. We got devastated. This is how we can pay it forward to Texas, Florida. It's really helping our fellow Americans."

 

If you couldn’t make it out to the donation drive, you can always make a donation to the Salvation Army HERE.


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