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Student collecting donations for Texas after her family experiences disaster

Student collecting donations for Texas after her family going through a disaster

Delores Hanniford is a first-year nursing student at Hannibal-LaGrange University.

She is no stranger to disasters.

"A few years ago when my family had a house fire we lost everything," said Delores.

She has seen first hand what a community can do when it comes together.

"They didn't know who we were but they helped us out. That really gave me a sense of hope," Delores explains.

Now she is holding a food drive to help those in Texas.

Her goal is to give those going through their own disaster a little bit of hope.

"Seeing the people in this disaster, they need hope. I feel like if we can all o ban together and show them that the country is not divided and that we can help them, I think that will give them a lot of hope.," says Delores.

DOT foods donated a truck for Delores to fill with non-perishable food items.

She has been reaching out to the community to donate what they can.

Some of the things lifelong Hannibal resident Jim Youse donated.

"Canned goods, a case of mac n cheese, and some others items," says Jim.

He jumped at the opportunity to help a community, no matter how far.

"You know, when it really comes down to it we are all brothers and sisters and we have to help each other when we can," explained Jim.
"People are coming with trunk loads full of stuff and they say they just want to help out and that makes me feel like our community is not really divided and they everybody does have a caring heart," Delores said.

The truck will be on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange all week.

  • Tuesday: 8 A.M. - 8 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 8 A.M. - 8 P.M.
  • Thursday: 8 A.M. - 8 P.M.
  • Friday: 8 A.M. - 2 P.M.

The truck will be leaving Friday, September 15th at 2 P.M.

All donations will be passed off to the American Red Cross.

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