Springfield trucking company brings supplies to Camp Fire victims

"I'm proud of all these people who put this together to support our neighbors down in California," said Ron Riddle, the CEO & President of Leavitt's Freight Service.

Posted: Nov 19, 2018 2:03 AM
Updated: Nov 19, 2018 11:13 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A trucking company in Springfield is sending supplies down to northern California to help families who've lost everything in the Camp Fire.

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Leavitt's Freight Service began collecting items last week. Their hope was to fill one truck, but thanks to the help of several local businesses and organizations, they were able to do much more.

They received so many donations, they had to get another truck and rent two trailers.

Sunday morning, they began the drive south. They will deliver all the supplies to a shelter in Oroville. 

Ron Riddle, the CEO & President of Leavitt's Freight Service, said they're overwhelmed by the response of the community.

"The people of Lane County just never cease to amaze me," said Riddle. "We put out a call for help and they were here in abundance. I'm proud of all these people who put this together to support our neighbors down in California."

He said they will be sending a third truck filled with donations down to California later this week. 

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