This truck here? People with big hearts came from all over mid-Missouri Saturday and filled it.
Yep. Full – palettes from front to back.
When we started this on Monday, we didn’t know what to expect, but people started lining up shortly after the truck pulled up.
It was heartwarming. It was a little overwhelming. It was even surprising.
We couldn’t have done it without The Food Bank For Central & Northeast Missouri guiding us, then staging and storing our collection until time comes to deliver.
We couldn’t have done it without Mizzou Football, their volunteers and their big honkin’ semi truck.
We couldn’t have done it without hundreds of people giving up part of their holiday weekend to drop off supplies for the victims of Joplin.
It was a heckuva week – conceiving of then delivering on this small relief effort.
But it’s only just the beginning. Long after you read this, Joplin will still need our help.
This being Memorial Day, I think it especially fitting to reassure you that we will not forget.
David, Meghan and I have some other ideas on how to continue to help.
That’s maybe the greatest thing about volunteering … it’s addictive.