Transcript for Minneapolis middle school near site of George Floyd’s death receives big donation
site of George Floyd's death received over 29,000 bags of donated supplies Sunday in just seven hours. Here to tell us about their amazing community coming together please welcome principal of the middle school Amy Nelson and the founder of the Sheridan story rob Williams. Thank you for being with us. We're so sorry about everything that's been happening in and around your neighborhood, but man did you turn things around. A neighbor called you, Amy. Tell us what happened. It was a former parent who said can we partner to get food to the kids that live closest to the area that were destroyed by the riots and things that happened. I said sure, let's make it a Facebook post. It went viral. Then we called rob for some help. Rob, when you heard from Amy, tell me what you did to try and help out. How quickly were you able to pull things together? So the day before the event, Amy called me and said we asked for 85 bags. I think we're going to get over 100. Later that day she said I think it's going to be more. We got our team involved and got our vehicles and equipment ready over there and the response was absolutely overwhelming. I'm looking at that picture. 100 bags to 29,000 bags, a little bit of a difference what kind of support were you receiving in those bags? We were collecting all kinds of food, all kinds of household items, diapers, feminine items, soap, detergent, shelf-stable food, apples, bananas. We were able to get it right back out to the community. That's incredible. The power of social media and your immediate community so powerful. Can you tell us your message for those looking for hope right now in these really dark times? I think it's important to remember that never underestimate the power of a few people coming together to do the right thing. We're in this position because we need to be real about the implicit bias around race. When we come together for things like food, we can do things to improve race relations across our state and our country. You're both a shining example of what is possible. Thank you both for being with us. We wish you the best of luck and appreciate your time today. Thank you.
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