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Hundreds help Salvation Army prepare donations for victims of Moore tornado

By Andrew Nomura -

It was an amazing turnout as more than a hundred volunteers lent a helping hand at the Salvation Army on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge.

Volunteers worked to pack boxes of food and supplies to be sent to those who lost everything in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

Development Director Laguardia Collins says after Tuesday's backbreaking work with only a handful of helpers - Wednesday's turnout was a welcome surprise.

"We had 15, we had 15 individuals who worked tirelessly and we couldn't put in a dent. It was not even a passage way that you could walk and today it's just been amazing," said Collins.

Deirdre Breau saw the plea on social media, and decided to come out and help.

"Well, you guys had it on your Facebook page I saw it, and I shared it on my Facebook page, and we're out here to see what we could do," said Breau

It wasn't just adults helping out. Travis Johnson donated supplies during last week's Power of 9 campaign. He returned to help even more.

"I saw it on the news last night, so I told my mom that we should volunteer, so now we here today," said the 14-year-old.

We found the tag team of sister and brother Raven and Jonathan Reese. They said after being on receiving end after Hurricane Gustav they wanted to repay the favor.

"We were here for Gustav, it wasn't as bad, but still people helped us when we got hurt. And I know that people helped for Katrina, so I guess we kind of owe them," said Raven Reese.

"The call was made and people and people just answered it and came and they wanted to be a part of it," said Collins.

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It was an amazing turnout as more than a hundred volunteers lent a helping hand at the Salvation Army on airline highway in Baton Rouge.

 Volunteers worked to pack boxes of food and supplies to be sent to those who lost everything in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.  

  

Development director Laguardia Collins says after yesterday's back-breaking work with only a handful of helpers - today's turnout was a welcome surprise.  

  

"Yesterday, we had 15, we had 15 individuals who worked tirelessly and we couldn't put in a dent. It was not even a passage way that you could walk and today it's just been amazing," said Collins 

  

Deirdre Breau saw the plea on social media, and decided to come out and help.  

  

Well, you guys had it on your Facebook page I saw it, and I shared it on my Facebook page, and we're out here to see what we could do," said Breau  

  

 It wasn't just adults helping out. Travis Johnson donated supplies during last week's power 9 Drive. He returned to help even more.  

  

"I saw it on the news last night, so I told my mom that we should volunteer, so now we here today," said the 14 year old.  

  

We found the tag team of sister and brother Raven and Jonathan Reese. They said after being on receiving end after hurricane Gustav they wanted to repay the favor.  

  

"We were here for Gustav, it wasn't as bad, but still people helped us when we got hurt. And I know that people helped for Katrina so I guess we kind of owe them," said Raven Reese.  

  

"The call was made and people and people just answered it and came and they wanted to be a part of it," said Collins

It was an amazing turnout as more than a hundred volunteers lent a helping hand at the Salvation Army on airline highway in Baton Rouge.

Volunteers worked to pack boxes of food and supplies to be sent to those who lost everything in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

 

Development director Laguardia Collins says after yesterday's back-breaking work with only a handful of helpers - today's turnout was a welcome surprise.

 

"Yesterday, we had 15, we had 15 individuals who worked tirelessly and we couldn't put in a dent. It was not even a passage way that you could walk and today it's just been amazing," said Collins

 

Deirdre Breau saw the plea on social media, and decided to come out and help.

 

Well, you guys had it on your Facebook page I saw it, and I shared it on my Facebook page, and we're out here to see what we could do," said Breau

 

It wasn't just adults helping out. Travis Johnson donated supplies during last week's power 9 Drive. He returned to help even more.

 

"I saw it on the news last night, so I told my mom that we should volunteer, so now we here today," said the 14 year old.

 

We found the tag team of sister and brother Raven and Jonathan Reese. They said after being on receiving end after hurricane Gustav they wanted to repay the favor.

 

"We were here for Gustav, it wasn't as bad, but still people helped us when we got hurt. And I know that people helped for Katrina so I guess we kind of owe them," said Raven Reese.

 

"The call was made and people and people just answered it and came and they wanted to be a part of it," said Collins

 

It was an amazing turnout as more than a hundred volunteers lent a helping hand at the Salvation Army on airline highway in Baton Rouge.

Volunteers worked to pack boxes of food and supplies to be sent to those who lost everything in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

 

Development director Laguardia Collins says after yesterday's back-breaking work with only a handful of helpers - today's turnout was a welcome surprise.

 

"Yesterday, we had 15, we had 15 individuals who worked tirelessly and we couldn't put in a dent. It was not even a passage way that you could walk and today it's just been amazing," said Collins

 

Deirdre Breau saw the plea on social media, and decided to come out and help.

 

Well, you guys had it on your Facebook page I saw it, and I shared it on my Facebook page, and we're out here to see what we could do," said Breau

 

It wasn't just adults helping out. Travis Johnson donated supplies during last week's power 9 Drive. He returned to help even more.

 

"I saw it on the news last night, so I told my mom that we should volunteer, so now we here today," said the 14 year old.

 

We found the tag team of sister and brother Raven and Jonathan Reese. They said after being on receiving end after hurricane Gustav they wanted to repay the favor.

 

"We were here for Gustav, it wasn't as bad, but still people helped us when we got hurt. And I know that people helped for Katrina so I guess we kind of owe them," said Raven Reese.

 

"The call was made and people and people just answered it and came and they wanted to be a part of it," said Collins

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