BATON ROUGE - A Copperas Cove woman is back home Tuesday after driving down to Baton Rouge to hand out donations for the flood victims over the weekend. Kristy Ancheta says she was inspired to help the flood victims after some of her Baton Rouge family lost everything in the floods, she says she never expected so many people to help out.
"It turned out wonderful everything fell into place we were able to help our families and a whole lot of other families" says Kristy Ancheta.
Kristy says after our original story aired about her needing donations for the flood victims tons of people on her community donated items. She ended up taking a large UHaul and separate trailer full of donations down to Louisiana. She says she is still in shock after taking in the damage the floods left behind first hand.
"It was unreal, just seeing whole neighborhoods on the side of the road and everything they owned it was just horrible" says Ancheta.
She says over 50 people took donations ranging from furniture to clothes to toys, even local shelter directors came to grab a few items. Kristy says even though it was a lot of hard work she's glad she was able to make a small difference in a lot of peoples lives.
"They were so unbelievable about the help from our community that they broke down in tears. Families were holding things for other families until they got a home so they would at least have something to sit on or lay on when they get a home, it was such a blessing to be able to do something" says Ancheta.
Kristy who owns an auto shop is now in the process of fixing up three cars to donate to flood victims that lost their vehicle.