Local toy drive donations reach Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – The toy drive for children who lost their homes in Kentucky tornadoes wrapped up this weekend.

The toy drive received over $ 5,000 in gift cards and a full truckload of donated items.

Frankfort resident Tiffany Fuel – who organized the ride – describes the outpouring of support as overwhelming.

The trailer was 53 feet long and was completely filled, back and forth, with donations.

Donations included 300 Paw Patrol tents, around 100 handmade quilts, and dozens of other types of toys and gifts.

Fuel was surprised by the response and support from the community.

“I was so thrilled to see the number of donations received,” she told News 18. “And the number of people who gave their time to give of their time.”

And even though this was the first time she’s conducted such a workout, she says she discovered a new passion for herself.

“[I have a] warm, you know, a warm feeling inside to see that we can all come together at a time like this, ”she said.

The donations arrived in Owensboro, Ky., Around 12 p.m. Sunday. Fuel says the Kentucky governor’s office has already asked him to collect winter coats for those in need.