Student Collects Truckload of Goods to Help Families in Limestone County

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Volunteers at the Clements Baptist Church west of Athens have been receiving donations from groups, other churches and individuals all week.

But when an 18-wheeler pulled into the parking lot this weekend, they were surprised.  They were a little taken aback to learn a high school student had collected all of the goods.

Tristin Pierce says a close friend lost his home in the tornado and that compelled him to take action.  The results were a truck load of supplies for the tornado victims. He told us what was in the tractor-trailer.

"It was filled with water, it was filled with food, pet items, it was filled with baby items, it was filled with clothing and items you would need in your home," said Pierce.

"Sounds like it was filled with a lot of love," we said.

"It was filled with a lot of love and over $7,000 worth of love," Pierce replied.

Church volunteers unloaded the truck in a matter of minutes.  They say all of the items will be used to help local storm victims.


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