Local UPS drivers spend time collecting donations to give to tornado survivors

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Members of a local UPS facility in Bowling Green spent time on Saturday afternoon collecting tornado resources for those affected by tornadoes last week.

“We just want to take the opportunity to give back to the community through this effort and whatever we can do,” said Kerry Young, one of the UPS drivers who helped collect the donations.

Several local drivers spent the afternoon filling two different tractor-trailers with supplies, such as new and old clothes, diapers and formula, non-perishable foods and canned goods.

Young also explained what it meant for him and others involved to be able to collect donated items.

“It means a lot to this facility here, our management, our hourly employees who work together for the community of Bowling Green and Warren County,” he said.

One of the trailers will be sent to Jennings Creek Elementary which will go to help survivors of the Whispering Hills Creek Subdivision in Bowling Green to help affected local populations. It will also be available to anyone else in the Warren County area who might need supplies.

“UPS here in Bowling Green knows there are a lot of people injured,” Young said. “We have drivers who have also been affected by this. And we just want to reach out to the community.

The second truck will travel to Park City for those staying in state parks.

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