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Miss. volunteers return from Moore, prepare for 2nd trip

The florist along with a group volunteers are back from Moore, Oklahoma, but they already are planning for their second trip. The florist along with a group volunteers are back from Moore, Oklahoma, but they already are planning for their second trip.
After cooking meals and passing out donations, the group ministered to victims picking through the pieces. After cooking meals and passing out donations, the group ministered to victims picking through the pieces.

(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South florist who volunteered in Moore helped tornado victims, and prepared floral arrangements for the memorial service last week.

The florist along with a group volunteers are back from Moore, Oklahoma, but they already are planning for their second trip.

"It was sorted individually on long tables with signs so when people came in they got boxes or bags and just went shopping," said volunteer Carole Hedrick describing her work in Oklahoma.

North Mississippians poured their hearts out.

"It's just kind of overwhelming that within like two or three days how many donations were made and how much stuff we were able to take," said volunteer Brooke Pollard.

A big truck was donated, too, but people may not realize just how big of a help it was.

Hedrick, who is also a florist, was on the trip and asked to help make floral arrangements for the Memorial Service where President Obama would be in attendance.

All of the flowers needed a way to get to the ceremony.

"They were scrambling around trying to figure out how we were going to get all the flowers there, and we had that 26 foot Penske truck," said Hendrick.

After cooking meals and passing out donations, the group ministered to victims picking through the pieces.

"We got around and started praying for him, and next thing you know, he starts praying for us," said Hendrick.

Some groups may pull out in the coming weeks, but Hedrick, Brooke Pollard and others are planning another trip to hand out school supplies as the town tries to rebuild.

"After a couple of weeks I feel like that's going to fade off, and they're still going to have messed up homes and destruction, so they still need help," said Pollard.

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