Beulaville woman collects donations for Oklahoma tornado victims

Beulaville woman collects donations for Oklahoma tornado victims

DUPLIN COUNTY, BEULAVILLE - Monday marks one week since an EF5 tornado devastated parts of Oklahoma, killing 24 people and leaving thousands homeless.

Beulaville resident Jasmine Yarbro said the morning after the disaster happened she knew she had to help.

"I lost it I was like I got to do something," she said.

Yarbro decided to turn part of her family's business, Sandlin's Oil Company, into a disaster relief collection agency. She said when she started telling people about her plan, donations began pouring in.

"A little bit goes a long way, not just items but with their moral and their spirit," said Yarbro.

She said she has received many items such as clothes, food, toys, dental supplies and much more.

"Having to wait for someone to come help you when you need it right now, it's a terrible feeling because you don't know when help is coming," Yarbro explains.

Yarbro said she knows this from experience. Her family lost everything when Hurricane Floyd hit the East Coast in 1999.

"Whether we're taking just a few items or whether we end up loading down an 18-wheeler, every little bit helps and it's going to help more than one person and that's really great," she said.

Yarbro said she will start the trip to deliver the donations to Oklahoma early Thursday morning.

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