Help is on the way to the heartland from the valley.
30 churches here at home, along with Marietta 9-12, gathered this morning and won't stop until the semi-trailer is full. The tractor trailer will then head to Oklahoma for tornado relief.
The Marietta Transfer Company donated the truck, fuel and the driver.
Many other companies donated trailers, boxes, moving equipment and even lunch for the volunteers. The churches have been collecting over the past week, everything from paper towels, batteries and shampoo; to food, clothing and toys.
Church member and volunteer Cindy Frazier says, the response was over whelming.
"That just goes to show, that a community like this, when a disaster strikes, they care, they have a heart and they are willing to help out those in need," said Frazier.
"A huge great response. From several area businesses, they jumped right in. We're standing here at Scuttle Manufacturing. They donated the warehouse space, Solvay donated the boxes. We had 30 churches that jumped on board last weekend," said Pastor Steve Thibault, Evergreen Bible Church.
Pastor Thibault says he hopes to have the truck load of items on the road tonight. To go along with all the physical donations, they have collected over $5,000 to send out to Oklahoma.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.