Cape Girardeau organization collects donations for Hurricane Har - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Cape Girardeau organization collects donations for Hurricane Harvey victims

That Facebook post turned into a trip down to Texas for Cape based organization Authentic Voices. (Source: Don Fraizer/KFVS) That Facebook post turned into a trip down to Texas for Cape based organization Authentic Voices. (Source: Don Fraizer/KFVS)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

A group in Cape Girardeau, Missouri took to Facebook to help Hurricane Harvey victims desperately in need.

That Facebook post turned into a trip down to Texas for Cape Girardeau-based organization Authentic Voices.

Valaree Rutherford, a representative with the group, said she never imagined how much support she'd get from the local community.

Rutherford said a trucking company is lending a rig to take a load of donations down to help with recovery efforts.

"If you can go to McDonald's, and pay the person's meal behind you - why can't we just say - hey, a thousand people bring a case of water," Rutherford said. "We survive the struggle. We just want them to know they're not alone. You know, what's four dollars between a thousand people. It grew bigger than what it was supposed to be - because I just made Facebook post Monday - was - I wish I owned a trucking company, and I woke up the next day... you get what you ask for."

Rutherford said the items they needed the most were hand sanitizer and underwear of all sizes.

Donations were accepted at Save-a-Lot in Cape Girardeau at the intersection of Sprigg and William Streets until 7 p.m.

Rutherford said on September 1 they plan to take the truck load of donations down to the Houston area.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Teeth dehydration is a real thing and it could lead to tooth decay

    Teeth dehydration is a real thing and it could lead to tooth decay

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:05:16 GMT
    "Teeth can get dehydrated," Ruopp said.  (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)"Teeth can get dehydrated," Ruopp said. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
    She even brushed her teeth and the spots remained there. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)She even brushed her teeth and the spots remained there. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)

    Teeth dehydration. Ever heard of it? It's a real thing and it's something you might have had and never knew it. 

    Teeth dehydration. Ever heard of it? It's a real thing and it's something you might have had and never knew it. 

  • 2 armed, dangerous suspects wanted after shooting in Scott Co., MO

    2 armed, dangerous suspects wanted after shooting in Scott Co., MO

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:46:14 GMT
    Investigators are looking for two males after a shooting (Source: Scott Co. Sheriff's Office)Investigators are looking for two males after a shooting (Source: Scott Co. Sheriff's Office)

    The Scott County Sheriff's Office are looking for two males after an early morning shooting that happened on Monday, April 23.

    The Scott County Sheriff's Office are looking for two males after an early morning shooting that happened on Monday, April 23.

  • Heartland Family campaigns for live kidney donor

    Heartland Family campaigns for live kidney donor

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:41:40 GMT
    A Jackson, Missouri woman is battling kidney failure while she waits for a perfect donor match (Source: Kelsey Anderson, KFVS)A Jackson, Missouri woman is battling kidney failure while she waits for a perfect donor match (Source: Kelsey Anderson, KFVS)

    A Jackson woman is battling kidney failure while she waits for a perfect donor match. Now her friends and family are doing what they can to get the word out about kidney donation.

    A Jackson woman is battling kidney failure while she waits for a perfect donor match. Now her friends and family are doing what they can to get the word out about kidney donation.

Powered by Frankly