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Statesboro couple organized drive to collect supplies for LA flood victims

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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

People in Statesboro have a few more hours to donate relief supplies to flood victims in Louisiana.

Debbie and John Lessard organized a drive to send supplies back to their hometown outside Baton Rouge. Others loaned them a 53-foot trailer to haul what they've collected at the Statesboro Outreach Center.

They've been overwhelmed by local efforts to help strangers in trouble.

“It's overwhelming, it's joyful. You just want to break down and cry when people help you,” said Lessard.

They'll roll out early Friday morning but say they'll stay late to accept any supplies donated. The Outreach Center is located on Denmark Street in Statesboro.

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