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Katrina Survivor Keeps Promise- Delivers More Than 40,000lbs of Donations
A trip halfway across the country with the biggest truck in the moving business and over 40-thousand pounds of donations were all personally delivered from one hurricane survivor to another. The man behind it all is Peter Allen, who kept his promise of trucking donations to the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.
Volunteers with the Red Cross, Move For Hunger, and Salvation Army eagerly awaited the truck full of donations to help unpack and distribute to Sandy victims.
Once word got out about Allen’s efforts, support came in from West to East coast and everywhere in between, but it was the South Dakota community Allen can thank for being able to pack his 53-foot truck full of donations.
It started in the Rapid City WalMart parking lot where Allen parked his empty truck with hoping to fill a few boxes. Two weeks later Allen was building shelves making sure to leave no donations behind and begin the hope filled journey to the East coast.
“The only way for everyone to be strong through anything is to stick together,” says Allen.