Locals Organizing Donation Drive For Tornado Victims
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APPLETON-- Stacy Braatz of Appleton says she could not believe the devastation left behind in Oklahoma as storm victims searched through rubble that was once their homes.
"Sadness, the thought crossed my mind that this could happen to us anytime, in Wisconsin we as a community need to pull together and help out Oklahoma and do what we can it's my goal,” Braatz said.
So Braatz who works at Denny's began reaching out on Facebook to see if anyone could help. Her friend, Jennifer Hertziger has family who lives in Oklahoma City.
"It kind of hit me hard that way to think of what they would be going through if they didn't have anything and what they would need if they didn't have anything and they're pretty much the whole reason why I wanted to get involved in this to help out," Hertziger said.
The pair has coordinated a donation drive starting this Monday; they'll be parking a 45 foot trailer in the Denny's parking lot on College Avenue in Appleton.
They're hoping the community will help fill it with food and baby items, clothing, blankets, and cleaning supplies, anything that would help.
The trailer will be parked at the College Ave. Denny's in Appleton beginning Monday. They are accepting donations at that restaurant starting Thursday. The truck will leave next week.