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Coloradans sending supplies to Texans impacted by extreme weather

Colorado-Texas assistance
Justina Baker

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- To support Texans affected by extreme weather, a group of Southern Colorado residents and business owners teamed-up to provide much-needed resources.

“What you do is you drop everything and you help your people,” Colorado Springs resident Justina Baker said.

After getting a call from friends currently in San Antonio, Baker said she knew she needed to do something to help.

"There were nurses. Other people who were cold, freezing. No power. No food. No water, and I'm a momma. So, as soon as I heard that, I said let's figure it out."

She and several others coordinated to collect water, non-perishable food and other supplies to transport to San Antonio, Texas.

"We put together a little fund and went out and bought as much water as we could," Evan Jones at Bear Creek Senior Living said.

Shannon May at Sky Zone in Colorado Springs said she offered her business as a drop-off location for donations.

"Our employees were helping bring stuff in and helped loaded up when it was time to go," May said.

To help transport donations, Bryan Rossmanith, owner of Jack's Axe Throwing said the decision to supply his truck was easy.

"Just wanted to do what I can with what I had," Rossmanith said.

According to the group, they plan to distribute supplies through the San Antonio Fire Department, to residents and at least 300 healthcare workers stationed nearby.

"When we get together our community, we really can make some amazing things happen," Baker said.

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Jen Moynihan

Jen Moynihan is a weekend anchor and reporter for KRDO. Learn more about Jen here.


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