Couple puts honeymoon on hold to take donations to Louisiana flood victims
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Married just two weeks, Blake and Holly Fullington agreed to put their honeymoon on hold to help Louisiana flood victims.
“I can go to a beach anytime,” Blake Fullington said. “My wife and I and all the help, the volunteers, are going with us. We’re gonna go over there and help them. The beach isn’t going anywhere.”
What started as a conversation on the couch last week turned into a Facebook post asking for donations. They’ve already filled up two tractor trailers with food, clothes, cleaning supplies and games.
“I talked to my wife and she started putting posts out there and all of a sudden emails came flying in,” Blake Fullington said. “It sounded like a slot machine in a casino going off in the house.”
“I was all for it, I was ready to go,” Holly Fullington said.
She couldn’t believe the outpouring of support. Donations never stopped rolling into the Southside Baptist Church where the Fullingtons and a few volunteers were collecting donations.
“The first day we came up it was already full, all the way down the outside of this trailer and I cried,” Holly Fullington said. “I never expected it to be like that.”
The Fullingtons plan on making more than one trip to Louisiana to give donations to victims. They take off on their first trip Thursday at 4a.m.
“We’re a good team. It’s good, we’re good side by side so it works, it works great,” Holly Fullington said.
The two will continue taking in donations other than clothes, which they say they have enough of.
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