Donations From Central Virginia Delivered to Moore, Survivors Grateful
Moore, OK -Gleaning for the World has partnered with Church of the Harvest in Moore to get those donated supplies to its gym.
It has acted as a distribution point and people can either come in and get supplies or volunteers will take it to them.
More than 100,000 bottles of water have passed through the building. Volunteers say 75% of those are directly from people in Central Virginia who have donated through the heart of VA lifeline.
"It's going to be a constant turnover of supplies ,because there is going to be a constant need with our volunteers and with the people who have been directly impacted," said Scott Haynes, the associate pastor of the church.
Some survivors of the tornado have nothing but the clothes they were wearing when the EF-5 tornado shredded the homes that took a lifetime to build.
"I lost everything," said Pat Sears.
Sears has spent the last four days sifting through the debris, recovering anything she can.
Ricky Stover, along with his mother and sister, says when the storm leveled their house, they didn't even have the basic necessities to live.
"The whole second story is gone, so our rooms that were upstairs, gone, we had no clothes, no belongings, just us," said Stover.
These are just a few of the many people that through donations to Gleaning for the World, were able to receive supplies needed to survive.
Debbie Holland is a volunteer at Church of the Harvest. She has been organizing supplies as Gleaning for the World has been delivering it by the tractor trailer load.
She says she is thankful for the donations.
-"Whatever they send, will be helping so many people, and that means so much. And these people don't even know where it's coming from. They just know that someone cares."
Sears says she is blessed that Central Virginia cares about her, and says she will never forget it.
"I think they're heros," she said.
Residents here say they are thankful that people from as far away as Central Virginia are thinking about them.