ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-- A truck from St. Louis loaded with supplies for storm victims arrives in Newark, New Jersey. The mayor of Newark, Cory Booker, is grateful. He said, "St. Louis thank you very much what an amazing truck of love I really really appreciate it."
People in the bi-state area moved quickly on Friday to stuff a 53 foot truck with all sorts of items. The truck arrived in Newark Monday morning. The marketing firm Switch got the ball rolling on the huge donation project. Switch President John Nickel said, "The great thing about this is we know this is going right to the people who need it, it`s not going to a warehouse some place it`s going right to the people."
A second truck destined for New Jersey was being loaded in St. Louis city this morning. Close to 100,000 pounds of items including food, diapers, flashlights, pet food and cleaning supplies were donated. Mayor Francis Slay said, "St. Louisans have a lot of love we`ve got a big heart here and I think time and again when there are people in need St. Louisans come forward."
St. Louis and Missouri have been the object of other people's generosity during the flood of '93 and and during the Joplin tornado. Nickel said, "This is our chance to give thanks back to some of the people that helped us." Mayor Booker added, "This is what makes our country one nation so thank you very much."