Staff members with the Fayette County Transportation Department are doing their part to help Eastern Kentucky storm victims.
"We're making sure that everyone knows that we care about them and that we've not forgotten about them," explains Fayette County Transportation official Tiffany Lowery. "We might be miles and miles away but we still feel their pain. We want to do our best to help them rebuild."
Officials say hundreds of people came by the donation center which was set up in the IGA parking lot in West Liberty. "I have two kids and my sister has six so this is a life saver," explains tornado survivor Charlotte Lawson, "we lost everything in the tornado. I lost my car and my sister lost her house but in the end of the day, we have to keep living. What they've done for us by sharing their love and generosity has helped us do that."
Kentucky State Police teamed together with the Fayette County Transportation Department to help raise items. Businesses like Walmart and Kmart along with local churches in Lexington helped donate as well. "I've lived in Kentucky my entire life and I know what Kentuckians are and what they are about. For them to help each other it's not surprising to me at all. I'm even more grateful to be from this state."
Organizers say all the left over items will be taken to a warehouse in Morgan County.