LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Christopher Verissimo is collecting school supplies for victims of Hurricane Florence.
With the help of River City Church, he's going to have a bus parked in front of Walmart on Veterans Memorial Parkway on Saturday October 20 from 10 AM until noon.
He hopes the community will help stuff it.
"There's more than 800 kids that are devastated by this so, really, anything you can think of for school supplies. Backpacks, pencils, pencil holders, binders," said Verissimo.
He said he was watching how others were rushing to help homes but didn't see anything about how people were helping schools. So, that's when he decided to start his own campaign.
"I could never put myself in their shoes, it's just devastating and it's really sad because they can't get a good education," said Verissimo.
Verissimo is bringing all donated items directly to those affected by the hurricane during his fall break on October 26.
More information on how to help can be found on Facebook.