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Organizations scramble to offer aid

Workers with the Christian Appalachian Project say people apparently couldn't wait to start giving. They say when they showed up at the trailer at Noon to begin taking donations, there was already a pile waiting to be loaded.

They say the donations are coming in just as quickly as the violent storms rolled through on Friday night.

"It was amazing! As soon as we got here, four cars instantly pulled up, we've already got a $50 cash donation. I mean, people are just coming in and giving from their hearts. It's just awesome!" says Walter Hurley of the Christian Appalachian Project.

People have brought food, clothing, cleaning supplies, and other items to go to storm-ravaged communities across Kentucky.

"I just thought I'd come out and help donate. There's such a need for donations and I just feel so lucky that nothing happened to me and it's the least I could do to come out here and help," says
Todd von Behren.

"When we heard this had happened, our hearts were touched and my wife said, and I agreed, that we had to do something about this," says Jerry Otis.

Otis hopes the donations can provide both material and moral support for victims of the storms.

"People will know they're loved and cared for. We love them and we know that God loves them too," he says.

Workers tell me they'll be here from noon to 7PM every night through Saturday in the Hamburg Walmart parking lot.


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