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Durant group delivers donations to Moore


DURANT -- Other than a recent visit, Amber Hart has no ties to Moore, Oklahoma.

Still, she says watching the destruction from this week's tornados on television compelled her to help.

"I woke up and saw on the news, some of the parents looking for their children and it was heartbreaking," she said.

Hart contacted the Bryan County United Way to collect donations for disaster relief.

In less than a day, bags full of necessities were dropped off which Hart and a friend packed into their vehicles before driving to Moore to hand-deliver them.

Volunteers who happened to be from Paris, Texas helped unload the vehicles once they arrived at a church in Moore. It had been transformed into a disaster relief site.

Organizers say the church also opened its doors to first responders.

"We're waiting on them to get here to rest. They have worked two days straight and have never came in yet. So, when they come in, they will sleep for a few hours. They will get up, we'll feed them, if they want to shower and clean up, they can, and then they'll go right back out again," Chasti Cooper with Harvest Church said.

Hart, meantime, has also organized a t-shirt drive to collect donations for the Red Cross.

So far, nearly 300 have been sold, some shipped as far away as Kansas.

At $12 each, more than $3,500 has been raised.

After seeing the destruction in Moore, Hart says for her, helping was second nature.

"It hurt my heart to see all those people lose everything," she said. "If it happened to us I would hope that people would do the same."