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North Georgia woman organizes furniture drive for Sand Mtn.

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DALTON, WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -- A North Georgia woman decided she wanted to do something for April 27 storm victims, who are still in need. The outcome was a truck load of items headed for hard hit Northeast Alabama.

Two friends were inspired by a tornado stricken community 58 miles away. Just another example that help doesn't mean just writing blank checks. It's about using your resources.

"I didn't realize how bad they were hit, I really didn't. God just spoke to me and said we need to do something," said Stephanie Haynes.

She said her message came through the radio, she heard Bryant Alabama Pastor Todd Smith asking for more help on Sand Mountain where communities are still left piecing together their lives.

She quickly called her friend Debby Quinn and at Destiny Trucking.

"She wanted to know if we could do a furniture drive, and would donate one of my trucks, and I said sure that sounds like a great idea," says Quinn.

They planned it would take two weeks to fill a 50 foot trailer, but less than two days later after a lot of generosity the trailer was packed and on it's way to Sand Mountain.

"They were excited, they didn't know what to say. It was just a great morning," says Haynes.

"We felt pretty good when we got that warehouse filled, it was going out as fast as it went in," says Quinn.

Neither Haynes or Quinn had been to Sand Mountain before. But as they say, it doesn't matter, if you have a resource, you should put it to use.

"I can't help much monetarily but I can use my brain and my feet to get to work and do what I can," says Haynes.

The two plan on collecting another truckload, this time with donated appliances. They're trying to find more space on Sand Mountain.

If you know of any, or have anything to donate you can e-mail Stephanie at

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