DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) - Helping hands are reaching out from Mobile and Baldwin Counties to assist the tornado victims in Oklahoma.
The tornado tore through Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City, on Monday, May 20.
A Baldwin County business is reaching out to tornado victims in Oklahoma, organizing a relief drive with a church there, and you can help.
LENDING A HAND
Even after seeing video of the huge tornado and damage left in its wake, it's hard to imagine what it must be like to live in Moore, Oklahoma.
Jay Scott and workers at Scott's Appliance Service in Daphne wanted to help, so employees made some phone calls.
Amber Smith, one of the employees said, "They have partnered with a church in Norman, Oklahoma. It is Journey Church . They're going to be going up there on Friday. They're leaving at 2 p.m. and they are partnering with them to go out and hand out food and do whatever they can to help out."
WHAT DO TORNADO VICTIMS NEED?
They've already collected some non-perishable items, but everyone here knows the people who have suffered so much during this tornado will need much more.
Smith said, "They are looking for under garments, new under garments, they are looking for snack food, juice, tools, work gloves, trash bags, baby Motrin, shampoo and conditioner, stuff you don't realize you need until you don't have it."
TRAILER LEAVES FRIDAY AFTERNOON
The trailer will leave from the parking lot in the 600 Block of Highway 98 in Daphne Friday at 2 p.m.
You can bring the items there before then and plans to bring in another trailer are being made, if needed.
People in Baldwin and Mobile Counties can identify what it's like to be victims of violent weather.
Smith said, "Its really nice to pay it forward. We have the means to do this, and we would hope that if we were ever in the same situation there would be other communities around the country that would help us."
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