Stephanie's Heroes: Rodney Shifflett

By: Stephanie Satchell Email
By: Stephanie Satchell Email

June 10, 2013

One Ruckersville man is working hard collecting and delivering supplies for tornado victims in Oklahoma. In this week's Stephanie's Heroes, CBS19's Stephanie Satchell is featuring Rodney Shifflett who recently returned home from Moore after dropping off a truck full of supplies to help families impacted by the recent storms there.

After the tornados hit Moore, Oklahoma, Rodney Shifflett knew he wanted to help the victims. So, he parked a big truck in front of his church and asked his congregation at First Bible Baptist Church to help him fill it with items to take to Moore.

"Jesus put it on my heart and when he told me I had to go. I was ready to turn around half way, but there wasn't a way he was going to let me. We went out there and made it," said Rodney Shifflett, Helping Tornado Victims.

Shifflett saw so much devastation during his visit and says it was difficult to witness.

"I cried. It was hard especially when you see the little kids and then you go give somebody a hug and they say it's okay," said Shifflett.

Shifflett received so many donations that he couldn't fit everything in his truck during his first trip.
Now he's filling another truck and planning to take the rest of the items to Oklahoma City where another tornado touched down nearly two weeks ago.

If you'd like to donate, you can drop off items starting Monday June 11 at First Bible Baptist Church in Ruckersville on Route 33. They need air mattresses, food, water, paper towels, toiletries, paper plates and plastic cutlery.

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