Community keeps giving to one man's donation drive

Published 05/29 2013 04:40PM

Updated 05/29 2013 05:53PM

MONTICELLO -- One man is filling up a semi-truck with supplies for survivors of Oklahoma's devastating tornado. People from all over Central Illinois pitched in to help.

Scott Pearl stands in an empty parking lot on Bridge Street, and people just keep coming with donations. Pearl came up with the idea last week. His brother let him use his truck. He's been out here since Sunday morning.

People from all over are making the trek to donate coming from Charleston, Champaign-Urbana, DeWitt County; basically all over the area. They're bringing cases of water, bags of clothes and a variety of other supplies.

Pearl says it's been a fantastic experience and it's not over yet. After they're done collecting, Pearl and other volunteers will sort everything out to make things easier once the supplies are in Oklahoma.

He says many people make multiple trips to bring donations. They bring a few things, ask what else he needs and come back with more. He'll be here until 7 pm Wednesday and from 7 am - 7 pm Thursday.

Pearl plans to take the truck to Oklahoma late Thursday or early Friday. If you can't make it to the parking lot, you can still help.

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