World Care receives countless donations, now needs volunteers - Tucson News Now

World Care receives countless donations, now needs volunteers

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Thanks to Tucson's generosity, World Care has collected many items for victims who lost everything after the tornado in Oklahoma.

Now World Care is desperately in need of volunteers this week to process all of the supplies they have received.  They are looking for 50-100 volunteers a day to sort through items.

two world care staff members are getting ready to board an early morning flight to Oklahoma.. to get a first hand look at how we can help.

World Care staff will be visiting the areas devastated by this tornado. To find out what's needed, and what we can do, to help residents rebuild their lives in Oklahoma.

"I've been so overwhelmed," Said World Care Project Manager Gwen Corner. "Such an amazing response from Tucson."

Several rooms at the World Care headquarters are now filled with boxes and boxes full of items, with volunteers already working hard to sort through the donations.

"There's a lot of stuff people will be able to use," World Care volunteer Andrew Chen said.

But more volunteers are desperately needed.

At least 21 palletts are now ready to be loaded on to semis. Staff hope to get these on the road by the end of teh week. Gwen Corner will be heading there early Wednesday to see the damage for herself and to see what is badly needed  by survivors in Oklahoma.

"We are going to see some hard stuff: town wiped out, not a pleasant sight.  I'm sure it will be a good feeling to see people already on the ground helping."

Tucson has already risen to the occasion by dropping off all these supplies.. staff at World Care are hoping you'll rise to the occasion.. once again.. by showing up to volunteer.. they're hopeful to see a big turnout.

"I think it's fantastic; fantastic what Tucson is all about," said World Care Founder Lisa Hopper. "They definitely rise to the occasion."

If you'd like to volunteer you can show up at world care headquarters at 338 E. Ellington Place starting at 9 tomorrow.

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, they'll be working from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m  to 6 p.m.

You can also call them at (520) 514-1588.

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