APPLETON, WI- A week later, people here in Northeast Wisconsin are doing all they can to help the victims in Oklahoma that includes several people from the Appleton area who are loading up a truck full on donations for the tornado victims.
Today marks the first day that volunteers are collecting donations. Now they're taking anything from food, to clothing, to blankets, you name it. And they have had plenty of donations already.
At this Denny's in Appleton.
"We should probably help out," says volunteer Brittany Vandenboogard.
Boxes are filling up, full of donations.
"For a good cause," says volunteer Alexandra Farris
Thrown onto a truck that is waiting to head south. All to help those in need after the devastation in Oklahoma.
"If we were in the same position we would want other people to help us," says Farris.
People are constantly pulling in, donating what they have.
"Shorts, t-shirts, pants, sweaters, sweatshirts," says Paula Stewart of Appleton.
"You name it we need it all," says Volunteer Dustin Casillas.
Volunteers have been here since 6:30 this morning.
"The phones been ringing off the hook."
Stacy braatz has been in contact with someone in oklahoma through Facebook.
She knows the extent of the damage.
"I'm determined to get this trailer filled up and help these people," says Braatz.
All 48 feet of it.
"A lot of companies have been pulling together and coming through and donating some stuff, i got water donated to us and bunch of clothes are coming in," says Braatz.
For the next few days, these volunteers will be out bright and early.
"We're trying to give them the support that we can to help them out," says Casillas.
Taking anything they can get for the recovery efforts in Oklahoma.
They will continue to collect donations tomorrow and Wednesday morning, then a volunteer truck driver from new london will leave Wednesday afternoon.