Greene Co. Man Returning to Oklahoma for Tornado Relief Effort
Rodney Shifflett loading donations to take to Oklahoma
A Greene County man is returning to Oklahoma for a second time to help people impacted by last month's tornadoes.
Rodney Shifflett loaded up a trailer several weeks ago and took food, clothes, and water to people living in Moore, Oklahoma.
Shifflett says the trip wasn't easy. He had five different tire blowouts along the way because the trailer could not hold all of the weight.
This time Shifflett is heading to El Reno, Oklahoma. He says since he has already gone once now, he has a better idea of what tornado survivors need the most.
"They didn't need as many clothes as that, they was looking for more air mattresses and food and water soda for the kids, and maybe some coloring books and markers, so maybe the kids will have something to do and play," Shifflett said.
Shifflett's trailer will be outside of the First Bible Baptist Church off Route 33 in Stanardsville to collect donations. The trailer will be set up Monday, June 10. It will be open each day from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. for donation drop-offs.
Shifflett says any help with tires or fuel is also much appreciated.
Sign Up for Email Alerts
Sign up to receive NBC29 news and weather updates in your inbox daily.
Friday, July 25 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:37:34 GMT
Saturday August 03: Alexis Murphy left her home in Shipman, Virginia on Saturday evening, reportedly headed for Lynchburg. She tweeted "Burg Bound" to her twitter followers at 3:04 p.m. Saturday. According toFull Story
A timeline of events in the search for Alexis Murphy.Full Story