Rockford Church Fills Semi for Hurricane Sandy Victims

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- One Rockford church is reaching out to the East Coast following Hurricane Sandy.

Hundreds from the Rockford community donated items to Rockford First’s hurricane relief effort. The group is partnering with East Coast organizations to determine what items are in short supply. Volunteers would like to fill a 26 foot truck of relief items, but organizers say they might have to fill up one more due to the overwhelming amount of donations.

“Thousands of items donated. Thousands of hours donated. And shopping, putting things together, organizing, and then driving it down to the East coast. So really Rockford has stepped up to the occasion and said, ‘We know that people are in need of help and we want to meet their needs’", says Lisa Seaton from Rockford First.

Fourth Night Ministries is also conducting a food and emergency supply drive to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Items can be dropped off at Central Christian Church and People's Church both in Beloit during normal office hours. The truck will be loaded on the 10th. Central Christian Church is located at 2460 Milwaukee Road in Beloit. Beloit People’s Church is located at 340 W. Grand Avenue.