Tallahassee bus full of donations to help Irma victims

Tallahassee bus full of donations to help Irma victims
Tallahassee bus full of donations to help Irma victims
Posted at 4:27 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 14:22:35-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Earlier this month, we told you about a Tallahassee woman with a goal to help Texans impacted by hurricane Harvey.

Since our story ran, she's been overwhelmed with donations and now, a new destination, too.

"My whole house is full of stuff," said Tracey Davis, a local minister. "I could open up Macy's if I wanted to."

Tracey Davis says she never expected all of this. After our report three weeks ago, donations kept pouring in from the community.

"People are just dropping what they're doing and saying, 'Hey, let me know what I can do to help. I have this item, I have these. If you can use them, take them,'" Davis explained.

She's taken quite a lot and is running out of space to put it.

"I've gotten brand new shoes. I've gotten linen. I've gotten food. I have clothes galore," Davis said. "You name it, I have it."

At first, the goal was to go to Texas to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey. But after Hurricane Irma rolled through Florida, Tracey and her team are headed south.

"We are going to go to Miami and Fort Lauderdale area," Davis said. "We will probably do one stop maybe in Jacksonville and see if there's a need there. We're just going to go and help people down south."

Tracey says contacts in Texas have told her they have plenty. She plans to use everything she's received to reach those in need and she's grateful for all the support.

"I am so proud to be a Tallahasseean. I am so proud to be a Florida native. I am proud to be a part of a church family that cares about me and care about people," Davis said. "I wasn't expecting this, but thank God for it."

Tracey says she's still hoping a company will donate a special wrap to put around the bus before she and her team head south next Friday.