Wind Advisory issued March 31 at 2:00AM PDT expiring March 31 at 11:00PM PDT in effect for: Kern, Tulare
When the tornadoes ripped through parts of Oklahoma last month, retired Army Veteran Justin Davis took it upon himself to collect items to help families rebuild.
Despite recent setbacks, his donation drive hit the road Tuesday night thanks to Conway Trucking who volunteered to take a semi full of goods all the way to Oklahoma City.
Bag after bag volunteers packed up a 53-foot long semi.
Barry Burd drives the big rig, but when he pulled into Bakersfield Tuesday morning he had no idea he'd be helping victims of the Oklahoma tornados.
He said he had a delivery in Bakersfield and his boss called him to tell him to take this load to Oklahoma.
Davis said the trucking company that had promised to haul the items backed out, and to make matters worse the landlord asked for the storage space back.
It wasn't until Tuesday morning that Conway Trucking confirmed that they could do the delivery for free.
Bakersfield residents who learned about the effort showed up to help Davis load the trailer.
Davis said he is grateful to everyone who helped him in this mission and takes pride in knowing that in two days residents of Oklahoma will get a load of goods and love all the way from Bakersfield, California.