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Behind the Scenes @ Tornado Donation Center

By June 8, 2011 One Comment

As we continue to share our Impact Day experiences, here’s a glimpse at what the Donation Center Team did last Friday…

18 Daxko team members headed to Pratt City to work at the donation center (converted from the old Scott School). We didn’t know what to expect and were surprised at the number of volunteers that were already there. It’s been 5 weeks since the tornados hit, and it was great to see the large number of donations there.

Most of the Daxko team members helped haul and sort donation items and assist people in need. There were entire rooms dedicated to each item, including clothes for women, men and children, toys, baby items, shoes and household goods.

I was in the kitchen with several other volunteers packing boxes to feed families of 1 to 4 with a variety of food items, including fruit, veggies, meat, bread, cereal, snacks and sweets. A shipment had just come the day before so there were plenty of dry goods. Karla, the kitchen team lead, works every day for 8-10 hours managing the volunteers and food delivery. She’s been doing it for almost 5 weeks now and was happy to get involved.

Some Daxko team members had the opportunity to deliver bags of dry goods to several neighborhoods in Wylam and Ensley, which were hit hard by the tornados. Everyone who received a bad of goods was very appreciative. Unfortunately, many of these areas that were hit are still covered in debris.

I am grateful that Daxko allowed me the opportunity to volunteer, and I’m very proud of Alabamians coming together to help those in need.

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