Charlotte Knights pitch in for Matthew relief

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With help from Charlotte radio stations WLKN and WBT, the Charlotte Knights collected enough bottled water and snacks to fill two tractor-trailers Thursday.

The Red Cross is in need of these critical items and the people of Charlotte responded.

"At 6:30 this morning, people were dropping water off and we didn't start until 7. We're getting all kinds of snacks; we're going to get this to the people who need it," said Knights General Manager Dan Rajkowski. "It does make you feel good. There's a lot of people hurting in the eastern part of the state. We just want to do a little bit to help them out."

Richie West pulled up just after lunch time with eight cases of bottled water in the back of his Toyota pickup. He knows what it's like to live in the aftermath of a hurricane.

"I feel for them. I've been there and we helped out Columbia last year and I feel for these people. My power was out during Hurricane Hugo so I know what it's like."

Delle Doudte filled her SUV to the top with water and strawberry flavored PopTarts.

"I've got plenty here and they need it down there. Charlotte can do a lot for a lot of people."

The supplies will leave for Wilmington Friday morning. Once they get to the Red Cross Distribution site, the water and food will be then given to victims.

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross, visit www.redcross.org.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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