Donation are coming in across the coast

Donations continue to grow as neighbors in Mobile and Baldwin Counties come together for Hurricane Florence victims. 

FOX10 News partnering with Volunteers of America to collect supplies for victims and as the donation piles continue to grow, so does the desire to help and for one reason.

"We know what it means," John St. George said.

In Baldwin County at Eastern Shore Toyota, Operations Director John St. George says the priority is cleaning supplies. St. George is from South Carolina so this is personal.

"What I tell people to imagine is that you have 20 feet of standing water in your home, what would you need?" St. George asked. "Cleaning supplies are always welcome but imagine what you and your family would need to survive the next coming weeks and months until you got back on your feet."

In Mobile at the VOA, donations were wheeled in, stacked and boxed one by one.

"We're an avenue to be able to help those folks," Amanda Gonzales with the VOA said. "We're tying to get these things there as quickly as possible and as safely as possible in areas we can get into at this point."

"They're in a bad time right now," Ida Bennett said as she dropped off a number of items at the VOA.

Bennett says it wasn't the strength of the hurricane that prompted her to give, but the visuals of the aftermath that touched her.

"It reminds us of what we’ve had to been through. I was here for Frederic and how we had to stand in line for different stuff but you know if they just keep," Bennett said.

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