BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A couple of guys in Bladen County have plans to 'pay it forward' by helping tornado victims in Tuscaloosa, despite recovering from recent damage themselves.
Cole Young and his brother Steven are combining efforts to help victims of the storms that swept through the South last week.
"When Elizabethtown was devastated with tornadoes we had people from outside come in here to also help us," explained Cole. "So, it's kind of our way of repaying folks."
The independent business owner said his family scrambled to get power for his baby's breathing machine after the storms hit about 200 yards from his home. Now, Cole can only imagine what some people are going through in Alabama.
The Youngs are loading up a 35 foot trailer with food, water, toiletries and clothes to take to the tornado victims in Tuscaloosa. They are asking the public to donate whatever they can. So far they have collected nearly 600 pounds of food and supplies.
Donations are being collected at the Food Lion in Elizabethtown or at Cole's home located at 218 C Aviation Parkway.