Donations and volunteers come forward after devastating storms

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 2:38 PM

(WHAS11) -- Hundreds of people turned out  to donate just about anything to help the victims of Friday's devastating tornadoes.

Duane Phillips of Memphis, Ind. was able to drive away from the twister, escaping a fate so many others could not. His good fortune is now being put to work.

“Once all the adrenaline wore off I just broke down, I lost it...I feel so helpless i gotta do something, you know, I didn't lose anything and they lost everything," said Phillips.

The National Guard set up a donation site at a rest stop off of I-65 just south of Henryville, Ind. People dropped off anything they could from water, blankets, to children's toys. If they couldn't buy it, people passing by gave away what they had.

A mission of hope, heart and humanity during these tough times.

WHAS11 also learned that Horseshoe is pledging $45,000 to the Clark County American Red Cross to help support storm victims.

As of Tuesday, March 6, donations are NO LONGER being accepted at the I-65 southbound rest area. All donations of in-kind items should be made to the warehouse at 700 Patrol Road in Jeffersonville. Enter the site at Gate 2.

Greatest needs are:  Money, non-perishable food items, diapers, wipes, shampoo, soaps, cleaning supplies, buckets, brooms, plastic storage totes, gloves, plastic garbage bags

NOT NEEDED:  Perishable/refrigerated/frozen items, clothing
 

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