Speedwell donation drop-off less than 24 hours away

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- In 24 hours, we'll be delivering all the goods you donated for the Speedwell community.

You've seen the devestation that winds of more than 140 miles per hour can cause: Nearly a dozen homes blown to the ground in a matter of minutes.

That's why Local 8 News went back to Claiborne County again today. The volunteers who are helping out those victims say the thing they need most is bottled water and Home Depot and Lowe's gift cards.

Local 8 News visited the church where we'll take all the items that you donated to help out those victims. Church members have served lunch and dinner every day, especially to those 75 volunteers who are helping with the clean-up.

We also talked to the Baptist Association, whose members have been volunteering their time. They were in the process of helping residents move appliances and clean up more debris.

Larry Sharp/Baptist Disaster Relief says, "We're out here assessing the needs for mostly tree removal and brush removal. Everyone has come together to help the people in need."

You can donate tomorrow at Knoxville Toyota on Parkside Drive until 1 p.m.


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