Local firefighters collecting supplies to bring to Oklahoma

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Lowcountry firefighters need your help to send supplies to Oklahoma.

More than 1100 miles away, firefighters rescued the victims of one of the most devastating tornadoes in U.S. history. Here in the Lowcountry, firefighters wished they could be there to help.

"The fire department is a brotherhood and it doesn't matter if you are next door or across the nation," said firefighter Jason Zorns."We have to look out for the other."

After brainstorming ways to pitch in, they decided to take a road trip to deliver desperately needed supplies.

"They don't have these resources right now. All their resources are exhausted," Zorns said."Right now they are depending on the outside community."

The firefighters say bringing the items themselves allows them to see the conditions firsthand and determine any additional needs that are unmet.

Right now they are gathering all of the donations they can, and they hope that our local hospitality will put a smile on several faces.

The fire departments participating in the drop offs are St. Johns, the City of Charleston, Dorchester, Ashley River, Colleton, and Charleston County Rescue.

They will be accepting donations until June 7. The firefighters will be making their trip to Oklahoma in a moving truck donated by Penske of Summerville.

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