|Published:||May 13, 2010 11:08 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 13, 2010 11:08 PM EDT|
Fort Myers, Fla - In Tennessee, the America Red Cross says more than 400 people stayed in shelters Wednesday night.
Many are homeless after flooding drowned the city.
They are in desperate need of supplies and now one local woman is organizing a major fundraiser to help them.
"It's a very desperate situation. We want to help," said Karen Reynolds Scott.
Scott lives in Fort Myers but has strong ties to Nashville, Tennessee.
"My friends live up there," she said.
Since the flooding last week many of her friends are struggling to get by.
So she's turning to you.
"I wanted to do what I could do to help locally," Scott said.
Over the last few days, Karen has quickly organized a major fundraising event for this Saturday.
It will be at the Harley Davidson shop on Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.
It's a benefit concert and its free.
All that's asked is you bring donations to help fill a semi truck.
They're asking for canned goods, diapers, towels, toothbrushes, bleach and other cleaning supplies.
Anything you can spare.
"We really believe this community has a heart for the people," Scott said.
The fundraiser starts Saturday at 10am and goes to 5pm.
At 8pm the semi truck will take off bound for Nashville to help those in need.
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