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Miss. group will personally deliver donated items to tornado victims

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With their hands full, people from all over Mississippi showed up at the Landers Center in Southaven to drop off items. With their hands full, people from all over Mississippi showed up at the Landers Center in Southaven to drop off items.
Items will be taken to the tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Items will be taken to the tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.
SOUTHAVEN, MS -

(WMC-TV) - As the clean up efforts continue in Oklahoma, many of you are looking for ways to help the victims.

With their hands full, people from all over Mississippi showed up at the Landers Center in Southaven to drop off items that will be taken to the tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.

"My heart just went out to them, just prayed for them. That's all you can do, and gather supplies," said Jessica Roberson.

Small items, but important ones, that show the victims some 500 miles away, that people everywhere are praying.

"I just can't imagine everything being gone, one minute you're fine, and the next minute it's all gone," said Carole Hedrick.

Hedrick and some of her church friends started with a plan to personally deliver help. They took the plan to Facebook, where the call for help continues to be shared.

"People are starting to bring in items, diapers, wipes, water, Gatorade, personal items," she said.

The group is collecting donations at several locations like Dorothy K's Flowers in Hernando, the Landers Center in Southaven, and Unleashed Dog Grooming in Olive Branch. On Friday, a group of 10 will drive seven hours in a donated truck to deliver help at a church in Oklahoma.

"We're going to be cooking and ministering to the people there and handing out to whoever comes to the church, any of the items that we take," said Hedrick.

Jessica Roberson cannot make the trip, but felt compelled to help. She watched the aftermath on television and wanted to offer something to those who have nothing.

"It's a lot harder having kids, it's a lot more difficult, it's heart wrenching," said Roberson.

Items needed by tornado victims:

  • TOOTHPASTE
  • TOOTHBRUSHES
  • BABY FOOD
  • BIBLES
  • BOTTLED WATER
  • GATORADE
  • DIAPERS
  • WIPES
  • FORMULA
  • WORK GLOVES
  • PACKAGED SNACKS
  • NUTS-PACAKAGED
  • VIENNA SAUSAGES
  • POTTED MEAT
  • TOWELS
  • WASH CLOTHES
  • BAR SOAP
  • FEMININE PRODUCTS
  • BRUSHES & COMBS
  • SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
  • HAND SANITIZER
  • CANNED DOG & CAT FOOD

Drop off locations and hours for Wednesday and Thursday:

HERNANDO location:

Dorothy K's Flowers & Gifts LLC - 2350 McIngvale - 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

OLIVE BRANCH locations:

9086 Pigeon Roost - 5:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

Unleashed Dog Grooming - 8810 College Street - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

SOUTHAVEN location:

The Landers Center - 4560 Venture Drive - 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Use the front door)

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