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World Care sends first Tucson donations to OK

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

World Care is about one-third of the way done with sending emergency relief supplies to Oklahoma, but it is in need of more volunteers and donations.

They sent their first truck load to the devastated area Thursday afternoon.

They loaded a big rig with 20,000 pounds with things like medical supplies, canned food and hygiene items.

Right now, World Care has two people in Moore, Okla. We were able to Skype with one of them recently. They're trying to figure out what those victims need the most.

The truck that left today is expected to arrive Saturday morning.

From there, it will help many people, including families, in smaller areas outside of Moore that aren't getting as much attention.

"It's going to help at least 5 to 6,000 people at a time. Depending on what types of products are being used, it could be more. But the good news is everything we're sending is everything they need."

"You see the devastation on television but you don't realize how much of it there is. You see these small pockets but it's really more than just the pockets; it hits miles."

People  there are bracing for more severe weather this week.

The two World Care workers in Okla. have been in shelters all day because of that tornado watch, but they say it won't affect the distribution of your supplies because the truck won't get there until this weekend when the tornado watch will be long over.

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