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Naples woman's donation drive for Louisiana flood victims

Posted at 6:49 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 18:49:53-04

A Naples woman is driving around Southwest Florida on the hunt for donations to give to the victims of the devastating flooding in Louisiana.  

Lisa Hall's goal is to help those impacted by the historic and deadly flooding in Louisiana and she did all of this on her day off.

"With so much bad going on right now they know that there is still people that care," said Hall, who has no family or friends living in Louisiana.

Her goal is to get a U-Haul to deliver Southwest Florida's aid to flood victims.

"Please donate now, please anything will help, anything a $1 a bottle of water, anything," said Hall.

No donation is too small for those that are trying to get their heads above water.

"A lot of people weren't prepared for this. I don't think anybody was really prepared for this at all," said Billy Wiesler, from Baton Rouge.

Wiesler never thought the rain that came down last Friday would leave his town under water.

"We knew Katrina was happening but here we have people that were blindsided," said Wiesler.

The American Red Cross was quick to respond. They sent fifteen hundred volunteers to Louisiana to bring much needed food and shelter.

"We are going to be serving over a million meals by the time this over... and we are just getting started," said Roberto Baltodano, from the American Red Cross.

Lisa's supplies might help a much smaller scale, but that doesn't make it any less important to Billy and the rest of the people in Louisiana.

"It's a good drive away to just and go help people. To do what that person's doing is admirable," said Wiesler after he learned about Hall's mission.