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Buses, Trucks Full of Supplies Leave to Help Katrina Victims



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Keith McCord ReportingRelief supplies from Utah are on their way to Katrina disaster areas. A number of companies donated to get items to where they are most needed.

Scenes like this are visible all over the country right now -- a parking lot, boxes and bags of clothing and food, and volunteers taking time off of work to help load it onboard.

John Arnold, Sandy Resident: You look at it and your heart just gets captured, you gotta help."

Which is why Scott Godfey donated two of his trucks. Tonight, they're on the way to Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

Scott Godfrey, Godfrey Trucking: "Last night in six hours we got 25,000-30,000 pounds of food and water. And that was pretty good."

And it's not just trucking companies that are hauling supplies. Lewis Brothers Stages, a Salt Lake Charter bus service, is taking 10 of its buses out of service to haul supplies from the LDS Church's warehouse. Five of the buses were loaded late this afternoon; the other five will leave tomorrow.

The buses will make a 30-hour trip to New Orleans; then they'll be used to transport refugees to Houston and other areas.

It's just another example of Utah's commitment to help others. And, no doubt, we haven't seen the last of it.

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